What to do next!

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What to do next!

Postby bertvorgon » 09 Nov 2013 15:40

So, we have had some good adventures this past summer and fall, why stop? Part of these trips has us moving physically, keeping the ole' legs moving and making our cardio better.

Any input on another group walk or small hike?

I have few ideas for down the road.

We could head up the Chilliwack lake road, then up to the demolition area on Slesse creek. Then we follow the creek up to the base of Red Mountain, which is on the other side of the Twin Lakes hike. The hike is easy, we follow an old road, which is almost gone now, to the start of the old mine trail. part of this hike would be to re-establish the trail head, just to see where to head to next year, if we wanted to go to the Red Mountain gold mine. This hike puts us at the bottom of a hanging valley, spectacular view above us, where we would have lunch. Hike is maybe 1.5 hours to base, maybe hike up the then end of an avalanche chute, depending on snow conditions above us. Lots of exercise.

Or, we head outside of Hope and go visit the Othello tunnels. Of course we have to do that drive that we all hate on #1. It is a short walk to the tunnels, a railway engineering marvel. Not much exercise.

Go up to Allouette Lake, and hike to just above the Gold Creek waterfall on one trail, slight elevation gain, drop down to waterfall base, and follow Gold Creek back to parking lot. Moderate exercise.

Or....snow level is now going to keep us in the valley floors now

All of the above accessible by car.
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Re: What to do next!

Postby proflex » 09 Nov 2013 17:04

bertvorgon wrote:Or....snow level is now going to keep us in the valley floors now


Hell no!!! lol This was me this morning.:) Left at 8am, 6km hike in the snow, then run back to the truck and home by lunch....


I'm in... for any more adventure so... ;) Cheers
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Re: What to do next!

Postby jason » 09 Nov 2013 17:16

Well, now that I've got my computer connected and co operating again I can see the messages on something better than my phone, phew, stupid computers! I'm game for anything Keith, it all sounds good. Now back to hacking at the computer problems ....
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Re: What to do next!

Postby two_68_510s » 09 Nov 2013 17:18

Very impressive to a guy who never sees temps under 27F! Preparation is all of it I reckon.
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Re: What to do next!

Postby bertvorgon » 09 Nov 2013 17:49

My snowshoes are like those! hell, I'm old school all the way.

I think we should do the Red Mountain hike, we do enough driving.

You all will like it.

Your the man Chad... I wish I had your energy!

Joel, we never let the weather stop us, if we did, we would never leave the couch. ( Winter ride at my bike park)
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Re: What to do next!

Postby proflex » 09 Nov 2013 18:45

bertvorgon wrote:Your the man Chad... I wish I had your energy


https://vimeo.com/79013026 :wink:
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Re: What to do next!

Postby bertvorgon » 10 Nov 2013 06:12

We will do the Red Mountain base hike. It will be nice to try to spot the trail head again, as the lower end of the valley got rearranged from a massive land side some year ago. I will bring some flagging tape.

That way, next year, we can plan a major expedition up to the mine, and I mean major. If we do not do this soon, I suspect it will almost become not doable.

This hike is the first one Matt and I did with the 510 gang, back in the early 90's.

When I was in Hawaii in April, I was talking with the groundskeeper, telling him I had just come from the mountains a week before, where in the morning it was -5C (23F). He could not imagine that cold, telling me that when it gets into the 15C (60's F)., everyone thinks they are freezing there.

as a teaser, the "first" tunnel goes back...3,500 feet...think about that.....
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Re: What to do next!

Postby proflex » 10 Nov 2013 09:06

Cool just say the word/time... I'm living at the lake now. 150ft from the beach :D , so all this area is my backyard now... :wink:
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