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Trip Information
Name: Skyline Trail (Manning Park)
Starts: Sun Oct 13, 2019
Meetup: Patterson Skytrain Station
Return: Mon Oct 14, 2019

Registration opens: Tue Oct 08, 2019
Event category: Hiking
Difficulty grade: C2  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 2

Organizer: Dave Muhlert
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Trip Planning Questions

1. Have you done any hikes of similar length recently?

2. Do you have microspikes and gaiters?

3. Are you able to print/sign a BC Parks volunteer services agreement and email to me before the end of the week?

4. Do you agree to keep the location of the wildlife camera confidential?

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Participant Information

I maintain a wildlife monitoring camera for BC Parks and need to take it out for the season before it gets buried in snow. Since this is a volunteer project for BC Parks, all participants need to sign a volunteer services agreement.

The hike is about a 30km roundtrip on a well-groomed trail, and then about 2km of easy off-trail hiking on the ridge-top to reach the (confidential!) camera site. Although the trail is in good condition, this is a long hike with a lot of elevation gain (and loss, and gain).

There will most likely be snow on the trail, so microspikes and gaiters are mandatory.

Here's my plan:

Sunday October 13: Drive from Vancouver/Burnaby to Hope in the afternoon, visit the Othello Tunnels, camp just outside Hope for the night.

Monday October 14: Drive from Hope to Strawberry Flats trailhead, hike to Nepopekum Ridge, grab camera, hike back to trailhead, drive back to Vancouver.

I've booked a room with 2 queen beds at the Best Continental Motel in Hope, total cost is $90.85, split equally.  We we will be camping at a spot just outside of Hope, a short distance off the Coquihalla Highway. It's free but there are no washrooms or any other facilities.

If you haven't been on this trail, it takes you from valley bottom to ridge top and offers incredible views in every direction. Well worth the effort! :)

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