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Name: Mt. Underhill Early start, brisk hike - UND
Starts: Mon Apr 05, 2021
Meetup: Baden Powell Crossing parking lot. 7am
Return: Mon Apr 05, 2021

Registration opens: Thu Apr 01, 2021
Event category: Hiking
Difficulty grade: C2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: Zak Pawliuk
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Are you up for a long hike on a holiday Monday? I understand this is a long tiring one, is your current physical condition up for it? Have you been putting in some miles recently? Are you okay with some technical sections? etc..

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Participant Information

Mt. Underhill "The Long Way" - UND Bagger Challenge peak


We will meet at the trailhead to be ready to head up at 7am for a brisk hike to Mt. Underhill.  Also may want to pop down to the water near Underhill for the Bagger Challenge Waterbag star if everyone is feeling relatively fresh at that point. This route follows part of the old Elsay Lake Trail and doesn't involve some of the private roads etc of other routes.


Please bring your 10 essentials, suitable clothing, perhaps micro-spikes though I don't believe the trail is likely to have any snow or ice. 


Some details:

- Involves a fair number of creek crossings some of which are impassable after a period of heavy rain/snow melt.  Looks like it should be okay for Monday

-I've been told that though, on the map, it looks like a mellow trail that gently goes up and down, it is a long, tiring, and at time times technical route with about 900m of elevation gain.

-Though the route has recently had a bunch of work done including markings, some route finding skills may be required.


Here's a post by one of the fine folks who recently did a bunch of work on the trail.  It includes a picture of the route we'll take.  I can provide their GPX once your registered for the trip:



A small parking lot is located at the trailhead just off Mt. Seymour Rd. at the Baden Powell crossing.  On a busy day, this lot will often be full without other nearby parking options.  We'll meet here at 7am and head up the road to the point where the trail starts:



Total 26km, 900m elevation gain.



COVID-19 Notices:

With the new covid numbers, we'll need to be mindful of good social distancing etc.


If you are sick, just let me know and stay home.  If you are unsure about how you are feeling, use this screening tool: https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en

  • After answering the questions, the tool must return a "You do not need a COVID-19 test at this time" or a "You don't appear to have symptoms of COVID-19" result.
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