Date(s) - 26/Jan/2019
Explore Cypress Provincial Park by snowshoe. This is a joint trip with Nature Vancouver and Friends of Cypress Provincial Park and will will include Yew Lake and Meadows, the Old Growth Loop and the Bowen Lookout. Dress for cold and possibly damp weather (several layers are better than one heavy jacket) including water-resistant pants/leggings and footwear; if it’s sunny, good UV-protective sunglasses and sunscreen are strongly recommended (note that if it’s cloudy in the city it may be sunny on the mountain). Bring a lunch and warm beverage. This is a mostly easy walk with a moderate uphill to the lookout, and no prior experience with snowshoes is required.
If you don’t have your own snowshoes, we recommend renting from MEC. Rentals are available at the mountain but not in the area we’ll be visiting. There is no charge for parking or to use the trails but all participants must obtain a waiver from Cypress Mountain Recreation in the Brown Bag Room at the old Black Mountain Lodge, in addition to signing the Nature Vancouver release form. Carpool at Park Royal McDonald’s at 0800 or meet at Black Mountain Lodge at 0845 (not the new Cypress Creek Lodge). Winter tires are required for the road to the ski area. Difficulty rating B-C5. Contact Bill Kinkaid and Anne Leathem.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRIP IS WEATHER DEPENDENT, AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER OR SNOW CONDITIONS.
ALSO NOTE: changes in parking regulations at Cypress Bowl may require snowshoers to park further down the road than we’re accustomed to, so please contact the leaders and allow extra time if meeting us on the mountain.