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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2017, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hello,

Just a quick question for those who have tried hiking the Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi.

Me, wife and 18yr old son are planning to hike it round trip on one day. I've searched around and found people who've done it but they said they're super fit. So I'm a little bit skeptical and doubting my capabilities.

I would say we're pretty fit. We've been running regularly. We've finished marathons 3x for the last 3 years. My son had done couple of halfs. But we are new to hiking - annual Grouse Grind for the last 4 years and Peak 2 of The Chief are the only hiking experience have had.

Do you think we can do it in a day?
Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2017, 02:04 PM
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Definitely!
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With an early start, I don't think your family will have too much difficulty hiking Panorama Ridge in a day and it is more than worth the effort. I know many people, including myself, who are not "super fit" who have done this in a day (around 10 hours). Have fun and please post a trip report if you go...
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2017, 10:14 PM
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Yeah it's definitely doable. You don't have to be an marathon runner to do it either. Most I've ever done was a half marathon, and I nursed my legs for days afterwards. Yet I've done Panorama as a day trip, and it was an easy day trip for me.

Black Tusk is a much more challenging day trip, but still doable. I've done it twice.
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It's doable in 9-10 hours roundtrip based on your description. I was about 9 hours last time I did it at age 50 and I hadn't been out running for years. Fit yes but really exercising regularly. I've got a 14 year old son that I know can do it physically but he lacks the motivation to hike for length of time. If you want it you can do it for sure. Take a good amount of water with you although there are streams on the way if you don't mind drinking from them.

if you're not hiking you should be skiing
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I'm fairly fit but I cannot run to save my life. We've done Panorama Ridge last year and it was awesome trip. The scenery is so stunning you forget about anything else.
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Thanks all for the feedback. Gives me confidence. We'll surely go for it. Cheers!
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