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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Default Late June hike in Southern BC?

Hey all. I'm based in the Manning Park area this summer, and I have a friend from the US coming up to visit. I wanted to take him on a good hike to show off BC. Unfortunately it's still pretty snowy up here so it looks like Three Brothers/Skyline will not really be doable yet.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good 2 or 3 day hike in southern BC that will be mostly snow free by June 25th or so? (a bit of snow is okay). Okanagan region perhaps?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 03:42 PM
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The rhodos should be flowering on the Skagit river trail. You could do it over 2 days but it's only 15k if you shuttle.
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Lot's of lower elevation trails in near Chilliwack area and lower mainland, know one is the first brigade trail near Boston Bar-Yale. that is snow-free and has great historical significance.

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In the Okanagan we are still bumping into snow every time we go above 1700 metres. It's taking its time melting this spring (again!). I can recommend some mid-elevation dayhikes but not a 2-3 day trip around here for that date.
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Head up into the Snowy Protected area. Not far from you in Manning. I was there May long weekend (yet to add TR but coming) and could get up to almost 2000m without hitting snow...except on North facing ridges. Head up to Sheep camp day 1 (nice A-frame cabin there), Joe lake area day 2 "may" be snow free-ish by now. All way out on day 3 or whatever.

Good views of Cathedrals. Stay out of the valleys and go see some mountains.

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Marble Range?
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 06-28-2014, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone! Since we ended up without the car for a day we just stuck around Manning and did the Skyline Trail - still a fair bit of snow depending on which side of the ridge we were on, but it was passable, with gorgeous views. Will definitely want to check out the Snowy Protected Area one day though.
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