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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2014, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Clubtreaders,

I am organizing a hike for a group with mixed experience levels. Within the group I have people are relatively new to hiking, but who are quite active.

I wanted to take a trip up to Mount Outram, but I'm re-thinking it due to the elevation gain of 1800m. I have thought of the Skyline 2 trail or Slesse Memorial Trail. I have not hiked either of these trails. I wanted to hear of your experiences for these trails, and your suggestions for other hikes that I may not know. I don't have much knowledge for trails; your help would be greatly appreciated.

Also, if any of you are interested, it would be great to have you along! The hike is set to go for this Saturday.

I am focusing on hiking in the Chilliwack/Hope area. I am choosing not to go to Squamish and beyond; due to the Pemberton Valley Music Festival happening this weekend.

Thanks for reading this,
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Elk Mountain might be worth considering. It has one of the shorter drives for hikes in the Chilliwack area, no 4x4 needed. The trail is well marked thru a pleasant forest with rewarding views up higher and if your group still has some get up and go, you can continue along the beautiful ridge towards Thurston.

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I would suggest Frosty in Manning park. It is a moderate hike with great views.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2014, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input Scott and Mike. My girlfriend has hiked Elk-Thurston. She didn't have a fond opinion of it. I have hiked Frosty. I like that idea, but it may be a bit long for some participants. I won't rule out these suggestions though.

Have either of you hiked the Slesse Memorial trail?

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I have not been up the Slesse trail but to my understanding it is pretty steep. Maybe Flora peak across the valley might fit the bill. I only suggested Frosty because it was in the same area and less gain then Outram.
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Moderate meaning relatively non-technical, correct?

I'd say Elk-Thurston is a good suggestion. I'd also recommend the Three Brothers since you start out in a subalpine meadow, and the hike itself can be as long or short as you want it to be.

I've done the Slesse memorial trail, but unless you have a 4x4, chances are you may need to walk a fair distance on the logging road. Which itself is not a bad idea because you do have beautiful views of mountains and waterfalls.

I like Mt. Outram too, and you could always stop at the camping spot and skip the talus portion of the hike.

Another possibility is the Flatiron (assuming you don't want any scrambling, otherwise the Needle is another good choice).
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I have not hiked the Slesse Memorial trail, something I should rectify...
Great suggestions from the others, all good picks.

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Thanks guys for the input. I really do appreciate it. After my quick internet searching. I like the idea of Flatiron or Three Brothers. Three Brothers looks to be very aesthetic.

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Three brothers is a great option because people who want to stop, can, and still enjoy hanging out in the beautiful meadows, while those who want to hike longer can keep going.
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