The Whistler High Note trail is FINALLY open, and SkiOUT is finally going hiking this Saturday, August 20th, 2011 10AM
Forecast: Sunny, Hot 28C, UV Index is HIGH so ensure you pack your sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat!
If you are unfamiliar with hiking in Whistler... this is one of the best and most accesible high alpine hiking experiences you can get. If you are only able to do one hike this year, this is the hike you will want to do. Not only is the scenery breathtaking, the alpine flowers are stunning, the ride on the world record breaking Peak 2 Peak is an absolute must, hiking between giant walls of snow and of course hanging out with a kewl group of 'Mo's is the icing on the cake - sort of speak!
Parking lots 4&5 are still free...parking lots 1/2/3 $12/day.
Meeting spot: Whistler Village at the base of the Gondolas...watch for the rainbow flag. We leave at 10:00am SHARP so be there early! We head towards Blackcomb for our chair lift up. If you are late...take the Whistler Village Gondola up and meet us at the Roundhouse around 11ish
From Blackcomb, we take the Peak to Peak across to Whistler, meet up with any late hikers, and head up the Peak Chair and over to the High Note Trail.
We stroll the High Note Trail (7km return moderate level hike with some moderate elevation change) We have lunch around 1ish overlooking Cheakamus Lake - remember your packing your own lunch...so make it good! For those that prefer Gone Bakery in the Village Square packs a hearty sandwich / picnic bag to go!
After lunch we head back via snow packed Symphony and Harmony bowls...alpine lake swim anyone? In the past years, this has been a favourite stop and refresh in the glacier fed lake! We will head back to the Roundhouse, grab the gondola down were we will an refreshing beverage at Blacks Pub to wind down the day... we expect to be back in the village around 5ish
BE PREPARED TO WALK ON SNOW!!
Suggestions to help you enjoy your day
2) hiking shoes / sturdy leather runners/|extra pair of dry socks (if you wear mesh runners, your feet will get wet)
3) lunch - pack light but make it good!
4) did I mention water?!
5) backpack (with a water platypus maybe?)
7) sunscreen SPF 30 recommended
8) bug spray (didn't have any problems last weekend..but just in case)
9) large garbage bag... cause we will for sure see some great tobogganing runs covered in snow! SO MUCH FUN!
10) your EDGE card!
If you renewed your Edge card for 2011/12 season you get a free sight seeing day...otherwise make sure you get your ticket online for the best savings. If you are going to ride the Peak2Peak more than once... the Season Pass is the best deal... buy online here The sightseeing pass is valid until Oct. 10th
For more information about this hike visit the skiOUT Event page - Click Here -
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"Whistler Presents" Concert series at the Whistler Olympic Plaza on Saturday, August 20th Key of Zee, 7 PM
Northern Pikes, 8:15 PM So make a weekend of it!!
See you there!
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