Patagonia Chile 2017: Training Hike – Cheakamus Lake

Patagonia Chile 2017: Training Hike – Cheakamus Lake

Today was the last of our summer training hikes for the Chile 2017 adventure. We concluded with a hike on the Cheakamus Lake trail to Singing Creek. This beautiful turquoise lake lies below Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Well done team and thanks to Gord and Crystal for their assistance.      ...

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Patagonia Chile 2017: Training Hike – Capilano Pacific

Patagonia Chile 2017: Training Hike – Capilano Pacific

With packs loaded with more weight we tackled the 15 round-trip trail that covered Ambleside Park to the south and the Cleveland Dam at the Capilano Lake (one of our drinking water sources) to the north. Thankfully the weather gave us a break with mostly cloudy conditions to make it much nicer to hike in. Thanks to our volunteers Crystal, Hai and Jesse and S2P “staff” Gord and Brandon. Thanks to the Chile “kids” for another awesome time on the trail!    ...

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Patagonia Chile 2017: Training Hike – Norvan Falls

Patagonia Chile 2017: Training Hike – Norvan Falls

With a little more weight added in the form of tent parts we set off for Lynn Headwaters to hike the trail to Norvan Falls. Luckily the trail is mostly in the trees so we the sun hard to work harder to get at us. The cooler shade was much appreciated on this 14.5 km hike. Thanks for our volunteers Jesse and Sean and to the S2P staff Gord, Trevor and Brandon for another successful training hike!  ...

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Patagonia Chile 2017: Training Hike – Baden Powell Trail

Patagonia Chile 2017: Training Hike – Baden Powell Trail

For or fourth training hike we strapped on the backpacks, loaded them with weight and headed for Deep Cove, North Vancouver. We started at the beginning of the Baden Powell trail bypassing the extremely busy Quarry Rock lookout and found quieter trails – until nearing the equally popular Lynn Canyon Park. We covered 13 km’s and gained 800 m in elevation on trails from rocky and rooty to pleasant boardwalk lined forests. Thanks to those Chile hopefuls and volunteers that showed up and made today an enjoyable...

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