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Trip Information
Name: Easter at the Phelix Creek Hut
Starts: Fri Apr 19, 2019
Meetup: St. Davids Chruch in WVan on Friday April 19 at six am
Return: Mon Apr 22, 2019

Registration opens: Mon Apr 15, 2019
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Brian Sheffield
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1) If you have not been on a trip with me, please give me an idea what kind of backcountry ski experience you have, especially with an overnight pack.

2) Please let me know if you can drive. If you can, a) is your vehicle 4WD, b) How many can you take, including yourself, c) where will you coming from?

3) Are you willing to stop in Pemberton for a meal on the way home?

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Participant Information

We will be heading for the Phelix Creek cabin, built by the VOC, near Birken Head Lake, past Pemberton.  For details please see the VOC website:  https://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Brian_Waddington_Hut.   This will be a moderately fast paced trip with lots of peaks to climb and hopefully some north facing spring powder.  Skiers should be able to handle all snow conditions with an  overnight pack on, from mashed potatoes to icy breakable crust in the trees.  It may be useful to bring ski crampons for the forest part, and an ice axe for peak bagging.  The trip in is about five hours with half on a logging road and half up through steepish second growth forest following a hiking trail.  The cabin is not heated, but apparently there is an auxillary propane heater which takes the 16 oz cylinders.  There is a $10 per night fee, which I will collect and forward to the VOC.  Participants must have probe, shovel and beacon and AST 1 or equivalent experience.  The trip is open to both skiers and snow shoers, but snow shoers should be prepared to make their own trail and hike independently from the group. 

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