|Event Location:||Needle Peak (Coquihalla)|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Aug 27 2016
8:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM *log in for location*)
|Registration Cut Off:
Thu, Aug 25 2016 7:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||12 hours |
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Moderate|
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Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
|Number Registered So Far:||
2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
|Depart carpool location @ 8:30am
Arrive trailhead @ 10:30am
Hike 4-6 hrs (return)
Depart trailhead 5:00pm (at the latest)
Arrive back at carpool location 7-9pm at the latest
(depending if group wants to stop for dinner or not)|
|Required Items to Bring:|
North Shore Rescue 10 essentials, appropriate hiking
footwear, lunch/snacks, money for driver
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Hiking sticks, sun tan location, sunglasses, camera,
plenty of water (trail can be bone dry in August),
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||To Trailhead: take Hwy 5 (Coquihalla) to Exit 217
(Zopkios Ridge Rest Area) which is approx. 3 km east
of the Great Bear snow shed and a similiar distance
before the old tollbooth area at the Coquihalla
summit. The eastbound exit is easily missed as you
crest the hill. Take exit road to junction where, if
you turn left it goes under the highway. Don't turn
left - turn RIGHT and follow the road up to the
maintenance shed. Parking area is past the
maintenace shed on a pipeline right of way area and
so is the trailhead (look for signage at the west end
after crossing a small creek.|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||390Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||
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** Vancouver Transit Info
Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $97.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Saturday, October 19, 2019). This is based on the current provincial government rate for private vehicle use. Please pay your share of the cost to the carpool driver.
Pace will be moderate, with lots of time for pictures
and soaking up the views.
Hike is weather dependent - while it's unlikely in
late August, rain can make the summit block dangerous
to summit. A go/no-go decision will be made 3-4 days
If time permits and the group is willing, we can also
summit nearby FlatIron peak (easy).
Route description can be found here:
and in Matt Gunn's Scrambles in Southwest BC book,
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!