The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Mountain Running: Howe Sound Crest Trail - Sat, Aug 20 2016

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Cypress Prov Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 20 2016  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: N/A   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 18 2016 10:00:00 PM
Event Duration:8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Very Difficult
Event Leader(s): Michael Kennedy
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


Mountain Running: Howe Sound Crest Trail

Photo Credit: Spring McClurg

Trail Running along the HSCT between Cypress Ski Area and The Deeks lake Trailhead along the Sea to Sky Highway. This course is 28.3 KM and over 1900m of elevation gain. This will be a self reliant run and is not a sponsored or organized event. There are no aid stations, no t-shirt or medal, and no easy outs.

Warning: This is a run intended for advanced runners who are comfortable with technical single track running and low class scrambling. There are no aid stations and you must be self sufficient

The run begins in the Cypress Ski area parking lot where we will ascend the HSCT to St Marks Summit, this portion of the run has the most elevation gain, from St Marks summit we will navigate the technical terrain down to Mount Unnecessary and the link up to Lions Bay. Runners who cannot complete the whole trail must turn down the Binkert trail at this point. Runners continuing along the trail to Magnesia Meadows and down to Brunswick Lake, the run will end at the dirt road to Deeks Lake where we will pick up our carpool shuttle vehicles back to Vancouver for a well earned beer!

We will need one or two people to shuttle their vehicles to the Deeks Lake Trailhead so that we can ensure transportation back to the city.

Required Items to Bring:
2-3 Litres Water
Running Shoes with Lugs. Recommend Vibram Trail Running Shoes
Ultra Running Vest or backpack
Sufficent Food for the run
Sun Protection (hat)
Space Blanket
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
GPS Navigation Tool
Life Straw or water purification tabs
Lightweight Jacket if weather is variable

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Km
Carpool Departure Time: N/A
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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