Destination: West Driscoll Ridge
The Caledonia Ramblers will be hosting a moderate-strenuous snowshoe up West Driscoll Ridge to the radio tower. A great chance to enjoy some "forest bathing" through Interior Cedar and Hemlock and up into Engelman spruce before breaking out into the subalpine. The summit (Svalbard Peak) and the ridge walk provide excellent views of the surrounding mountains and the Rocky Mountain trench. Distance is five kilometres to the lake with 883 metres elevation gain and a further 1.5 kilometres to the summit with 180 metres more elevation gain. It typically takes 2.5 hours to reach the lake and another 45 minutes to reach the summit and 2.5 hours to get back down. Participants should consider bringing both ice cleats (ice grippers) and snowshoes for this trip, depending on weather and snow conditions. They should also bring a day backpack, sufficient water or perhaps something hot to drink, adequate food or snacks, extra warm clothing and gaiters. Hiking poles may also prove useful. Participants must preregister for this trip by contacting the trip leader.
The carpool fee is $25
For more information contact Annie at: 250-613-6142