----------messages below are in descending date order--------- ======Climb2000 5/6/00 Status======================== Greetings fellow climbers, It is that time of year again: time to start planning for a mountain climb after the July 1-7 TOC Summer Seminar in Vancouver, BC. I have taken the liberty of subscribing you to an email announcement list regarding the plans for this climb. I (David Saum) am the only one who can send out messages to this list, so if you have comments please send them to me DSaum at infiltec.com and I will include them in my posts to the list. If you know anyone else who is interested please send them this message or tell them how to subscribe. If you want to subscribe or unsubscribe to this email list, here are the directions: --------------email list informationThis message was sent via the CLIMB2000 email list that is hosted at http://www.wetheliving.com.
------------------- If you want to do the Climb2000 you must arrange to stay over on Saturday July 8, and you will probably not be able to leave Vancouver until Sunday July 9 since we may get back late Saturday. We are looking for a climb that is within 2 hours drive of Vancouver. It must be something challenging, but doable by folks without extensive hiking experience. No technical climbing (no ropes or ice gear). It must have spectacular scenery. Since we will be in the NW, views of volcanoes and glaciers are a must. If you know someone with hiking experience in the area around Vancouver, please ask them for recommendations. Here are some possibilities that I have located on the Web or from books: 1. General info on hiking in the Vancouver Areahttp://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/hiking/vancouver/
1. Black Tusk and Garibaldi (located 2 hours North of Vancouver)http://www.bctour.com/bktsk/bktsk.htm
The distance to the Black Tusk is the same from either Taylor Meadows or Garibaldi Lake campgrounds; 6 km each way with a 2580ft elevation gain. This is a beautiful hike through alpine meadows, carpeted with flowers in August, that culminates in a stunning view of the surrounding glaciers and volcanoes. 2. Singing Pass and Russet Lake (Near Whistler, 2 hours from Vancouver?)http://www.whistler.com/Activities/Sports/Hiking/
The Singing Pass area provides magnificent views of the Fitzsimmons and Spearhead Mountain Ranges and Cheakamus Glacier. The slopes of the pass are sprinkled with wild flowers in late summer 3. Climbs in the North Cascades (About 2 hours West of Vancouver?) I am reading a book called "Don't Waste Your Time in the North Cascades: An Opinionated Hiking Guide to Help You Get the Most from This Magnificent Wilderness" by CopelandDon't Waste Your Time in the North Cascades
The premier hikes that are within a 2 hour drive of Vancouver seem to be near Mount Baker and include A. Ptarmigan Ridge B. Heliotrope Ridgewww.gorp.com/gorp/resource/us_national_forest/wa/drv_bak.htm
Note that there are some half day hikes very close to Vancouver that we might do on Wednesday: Mt Seymour - gondola ride? Mt Cypress Mt Graham That's all the info I have so far. This will be the third annual climb on the Saturday after the Seminar.You can read about the 1998 climb of a 14,000' peak in Colorado at Climb98
NOTICE: Hiking and climbing is hazardous and you must take responsibility for your own actions. This hike is not officially sponsored by David Saum or by The Objectivist Center. Please let me know if you are planning to hike with us, and whether you will have or car, or if you will need a ride. Also let me know if you have recommendations on where to hike.Please reply to .