The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Lake Lovelywater - Sat, Aug 5 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Lake Lovelywater
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 5 2017  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 5 2017 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3 Days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Difficult
Event Leader(s): Jack Hennessey
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Member Cost:$50.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


This is a very strenuous hike along not well-established trails from sea-level to the lake Lovelywater (1173m). We will depart at the classic St. David's United church carpool and head for Squamish, where I have arranged for a local boat operator named Paul to ferry us across the river to the Tantalus side. I had planned for the tyrolean approach but have found that the cable towers are now surrounded by a barbed wire fence. Paul has a key to the gate down the road to the cable crossing, and will allow us to park behind the gate for the weekend. That being said, if we could minimize the number of cars required to two it would be ideal.

Once we have crossed the river, we will follow the trail up to the lake, based off a GPS track I have. Once at the lake Saturday we can set up tents and make dinner. (I know, there's a hut, but camping is much nicer in this weather).

Sunday, we have the option of hanging around the lake, or if everyone's up for it we can feel out a scramble. I'll bring a scrambling book, but nothing requiring ropes, harness, ice axe or crampons will be attempted. A climbing helmet is recommended though.

Monday we can pack up camp for 8 and head down to meet Paul for the return river crossing for 12. This way, we can ideally still have some of Monday afternoon left by the time everyone arrives home.

If you'd like to share a tent/camp equipment, send me an email and I can direct you to a 'carpool' website I've set up where we can arrange what equipment we can share.

Required Items to Bring:

-6 meals, plan for yourself but sharing is encouraged
-water filter/tabs
-small first aid kit
-0degC sleeping bag

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

-climbing helmet
-A book if we choose to have a laid back relaxing Sunday by the gorgeous alpine lake
-Consult ACC checklist for more:

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):146Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $36.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Sunday, October 13, 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.

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Member Cost:$50.00/Person
Cost Includes:Boat across the Squamish river and back, please bring in cash.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the ACC VA. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

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

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