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Lynn Peak - Wed, Jun 23 2010

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Lynn Headwaters Park
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jun 23 2010  8:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jun 22 2010 10:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Rob Brusse
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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: 2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:
Route from Lynn Headwaters parking lot up Lynn Peak to the lookout Statistics Total Distance: 9.0 km (return) Estimated Time: 4 hours Average Grade: 16.2% Structure: Linear - Return Elevation Gain: 731 m Start Elevation: 190 m Max Elevation: 921 m Details This is a well marked and well used trail that climbs up through second growth forest at first, before winding through a stand of old growth forest at the 650m level. From the parking lot, cross the bridge over Lynn Creek and turn right at the bulletin board. Walk along the gravel road and look for the Lynn Loop Trailhead on the left. Follow this trail uphill past a forest of gigantic tree stumps to a junction, where you'll go right and follow the steep, well worn track up to the Lynn Lookout. From the junction with the Lynn Loop Trail, this well-marked and well-used trail starts out by climbing through a second growth forest. At the 650 m level (or about 45 minutes of hiking...depending, of course, how strong a hiker you are and how many breaks you take), the trail passes through a stand of old growth. About half an hour later, the trail past a old blimp mooring from the days when they were used to log in this area (little remains other than a lookout over Seymour) and on to the top of the mountain, which isn't really the top of the mountain at all, but an outcropping of rock from which you'll get good views out over the Vancouver skyline. Good, but not great, as the trees close in on three sides. There are also limited views at several viewpoints along the way, at 600m, 750m, 890m, and 905m. The Lynn Peak trail is moderately challenging, and offers moderate rewards.

Required Items to Bring:
Day trip essentials,
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Route from Lynn Headwaters parking lot up Lynn Peak to the lookout From Highway #1 (Trans-Canada Highway), head north over the Ironworkers Memorial (Second-Narrows) Bridge. Take exit #19 north, signed as Lynn Valley Road. Follow the road north for 3.5 km to Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. Park next to the main trailhead or in one of the overflow parking lots. The 228 bus operates to the Lynn Valley Road / Langworthy Street intersection daily. It's a walk of approximately 2 km to the trailhead from the bus stop. For bus schedules and information, visit the Translink website. Details This is a well marked and well used trail that climbs up through second growth forest at first, before winding through a stand of old growth forest at the 650m level. From the parking lot, cross the bridge over Lynn Creek and turn right at the bulletin board. Walk along the gravel road and look for the Lynn Loop Trailhead on the left. Follow this trail uphill past a forest of gigantic tree stumps to a junction, where you'll go right and follow the steep, well worn track up to the Lynn Lookout. From the junction with the Lynn Loop Trail, this well-marked and well-used trail starts out by climbing through a second growth forest. At the 650 m level (or about 45 minutes of hiking...depending, of course, how strong a hiker you are and how many breaks you take), the trail passes through a stand of old growth. About half an hour later, the trail past a old blimp mooring from the days when they were used to log in this area (little remains other than a lookout over Seymour) and on to the top of the mountain, which isn't really the top of the mountain at all, but an outcropping of rock from which you'll get good views out over the Vancouver skyline. Good, but not great, as the trees close in on three sides. There are also limited views at several viewpoints along the way, at 600m, 750m, 890m, and 905m. If you are intending to continue along the Lynn Ridge Trail to South Needle the trail heads north ( left ) just before the lookout. The Lynn Peak trail is moderately challenging, and offers moderate rewards. There's no perched-on-top-of-a-rocky-spire-screaming-I'm-king-(-or-queen-)-of-the-world experiences to be had, but then again, there's no gut-busting, lung-popping, thigh-destroying climb either. It's a worthwhile shoulder-season hike, as it is the first peak to be free of snow. Go early in the year, to practice for the late-season assaults on other, more difficult trails. Note that the Lynn Headwaters signs incorrectly list this trail as 7.5 km return. This is impossible, even if the trail went in a perfectly straight line from it's junction with the Lynn Loop trail.

Notes:
non members are welcome call rob brusse 604-732-7730 or email rbrusse1@telus.net for more information.
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