Date: Aug 23, 2019 to Aug 25, 2019

Time: All Day

Category: Hike

All women, beginner-friendly Forbidden Plateau Traverse in Strathcona Park

Co-leaders: Lenka Visnovska, Janelle Curtis, Christine Rivers

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Details: This is a joint hike between the ACCVI and Island Mountain Ramblers. We’ll start our 27 km traverse at Paradise Meadows on the first day and set up camp at Kwai Lake. On the second day, we’ll follow relatively easy terrain to Drabble Lakes and set up camp in the backcountry. On our last day, we’ll hike out to the old Forbidden Plateau Ski Resort on Wood Mountain. Depending on time and how people are feeling, we may also make one or more side trips to take in the views on the summit of Mount Becher, Mount Drabble, or Indian Head Mountain, or enjoy subalpine lakes in the lush forest of the Forbidden Plateau.

As this is a beginner-friendly hike, we may organize a pre-trip planning meeting during the weekend of 10-11 August to review the basics of preparing for an overnight hiking trip into the backcountry. We’ll be able to review how to plan a hike, which footwear, clothes, and gear would be needed for the anticipated conditions, how to prepare food and water, and how best to be ready for the unexpected.

Distance: 27 km