Outdoorsmen - Hike Mount Gardner
Hike Mount Gardner on Bowen Island (North Summit)
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When: Saturday, June 11th 9:00 am ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Snug Cove
Duration: 7 hours
Distance: 17 kms
Altitude Climb: 727 metres
Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
Transportation: Carpool or local transit (Bus 701, 160, 250)
Cost: Ferry: Walk-on $10.20 full round-trip plus a few dollars fuel to your driver, and your share of the parking in Horseshoe Bay, if necessary. Dinner at the pub afterwards (optional)
How to Prepare:
Wear light-weight layered clothing and hiking boots (it may be chilly in late afternoon)
Bring 2 litres of water (minimum)
Bring a healthy lunch and on-trail snacks
Sunscreen and hat
Trekking poles, Binoculars and camera (optional)
About this Hike: Mount Gardner on Bowen Island is a full-day hike that ascends to the telecommunications towers at the summit of the island. A short walk from the ferry terminal in Snug Cove leads to Crippen Regional Park, our jumping-off point to the trailhead to Mount Gardner. This is a loop trail that runs alongside Killarney Lake before it rises steadily through winding trails to the helicopter landing platforms at the top. This hike affords spectacular views of Gambier Island and Howe Sound, the Coast Mountains, Gibsons and the Sechelt Peninsula.
To sign up: Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday June 5th. Please indicate whether you need, or can provide transportation to and from Horseshoe Bay.