Date(s) - 07/Jul/2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Black Mountain Lodge
Geology of Cypress Provincial Park
A joint field trip for Nature Vancouver and Friends of Cypress Provincial Park Society. Membership not required.
Trip leader: David Cook
Registration is required. Because of a need to limit the size of the group and because the event may be rescheduled due to weather, registration is required. Contact David at email@example.com to register.
Meeting time and place: 11:00 am in the parking lot near the Black Mountain Lodge of Cypress Provincial Park. (NOT the new Cypress Creek Lodge).
Duration: Approximately three to six hours depending on the two scenarios described below.
Terrain & elevation gain: We will be hiking up the Collins Ski Run which has a loose, pebbly surface which can be slippery on descent. So deep-tread hiking boots with ankle support and poles are highly recommended. 290 metres elevation gain (600 metres elevation gain for those continuing on to the first peak of Mt Strachan).
Length of hike: 3 or 7 km round-trip depending on choice of routes.
Nature Vancouver difficulty rating: B rating. See www.naturevancouver.ca for description of difficulty ratings.
Description: A slow hike with many stops to look at the geology along the way. We begin from the parking lot at Cypress Bowl downhill ski area then up the Collins Ski Run to elevation of 1200 metres where there is an area of sub-alpine pasture where we will have lunch. Those wishing to continue to the first summit of Mt Strachan to enjoy the views will sign off and continue from this location. The remainder will return.
Be prepared: This could be a full day’s hike depending on preferences, so bring lunch, water and prepare for changes in weather.