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Name: Elsay Lake Backcountry Camping
Starts: Sat Jun 27, 2020
Meetup: 8:30am at Mount Seymour Parking Lot
Return: Sun Jun 28, 2020

Registration opens: Fri Jun 12, 2020
Event category: Backpacking Trip
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 5

Organizer: Tristan Allan
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1. Have you read, and agree to comply to the COVID Guidelines published by BCMC?

2. Confirm you have completed the COVID 19 Assessment ( ​BC Covid-19 Symptom Self Assessment Tool questionnaire​) - and have answered "NO" to all questions?

3. Describe your backcountry hiking and camping experience

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Participant Information

***COVID19 Guidelines Compliance:  Participants MUST read and comply with BCMC Guidelines attached in the Trip Planning Forum, confirm both at time of sign up, and day of event  - they have completed the  ​BC Covid-19 Symptom Self Assessment Tool questionnaire​ at time of registration. ***

Mandatory COVID 19 Symptom Self Assessment Tool : ​https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en

Trail description: https://www.outdoorproject.com/canada/british-columbia/elsay-lake-hiking-trail

  • Distance: 10km each way to the lake
  • Elevation Gain: 605m (net)

Rough Itinerary:

  • Saturday Morning - hike to Elsay Lake and set up tents
  • Saturday Afternoon - explore the area as time and conditions permit (or just chill out and drink tea)
  • Sunday Morning - hike out

Backcountry camping is permitted in Mount Seymour Provincial Park past Brockton Point. The camping location is located at approx. 800m elevation (near the emergency shelter) - I expect this to be well below the snow line. There is a creek to cross on the way (so poles and some kind of footwear that can get wet may be a good idea).

Note: I have lots of backcountry experience, but I haven't done this particular route before. I don't expect it to be too difficult, so beginners welcome.

Please bring:

  • Good hiking boots
  • Backcountry camping gear
  • Rope to hang your food with
  • There may still be some snow on the trail (webcams at the top of the Seymour ski area still show some snow - hopefully most of that has melted by when the trip starts but micro-spikes, poles and/or gaiters might be a good idea just in case)
  • 10 essentials
  • Funny jokes

I'll have some basic safety items including bear spray, emergency kit and a Garmin InReach.

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