Backpacking: Copperstain + Bald Mountain Range + Hermit Range - Thursday, Jul 28, 2016

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The Basics:
Event Type: Scramble 
Event Location: Glacier National Park in B.C. 
Date(s) & Time:   Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 05:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 05:00 AM @ Macleod Tr & 58 Ave SW in front of the Phil & Sebastian Coffee (Chinook location))  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 5 days July 28 - Aug.1, 2016 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Zofia Zgolak

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   2 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

July 28 Backpack to Copperstain Pass & random camping outside the Glacier NP (about 16 km, 1200 m. elevation gain) July 29 Scramble Copperstain Mt., Grizzly Col, follow Spillimacheen Creek, hike Bella Vista, visit Purcell Lodge, Bald Mountain and back to the camp (about 22 km, 1300e. elev.) July 30 Backpack to the car (about 16 km), visit Roger's Pass Info Center to buy camping permits (camp for next two nights at any available campground by the HWY 1) July 31 Hike Balu Trail to Balu Pass (about 13 km, 800m. elev.); visit Canyon Hot Springs Aug. 1 hike via Hermit Trail to Swiss Glacier (about 8 km. 900m. elev.) and drive back home I have not been to this area - please come prepared for route finding, plan modifications, and please notice that all info on distance and elevation gain is only approximate.
Required Items to Bring:
Helmet, tent, sleeping bag, thermarest, stove, gas, cooking utensils, hiking boots, poles, tarp, gaiters, warm layers, hat, gloves, sunglasses, headlamp, food, water, water treatment tablets or filter, First Aid Kit with blisters care and your own medication, waterproof bag to store your food in, and a rope to hang it on a tree (bears safety precaution), stuff for hot springs, cash for drivers, to pay for last two nights at the front-country campsites (about 16-22$ per night), Parks Pass.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Camera, bear spray, Thermos, GPS/map/compass, PLB.

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   05:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Macleod Tr & 58 Ave SW in front of the Phil & Sebastian Coffee (Chinook location)

We will not use designated campsites for the first two nights (random camping). Expect to leave camp around 8am every day. Please email me if you have any allergies, medical conditions, and if you are taking any medication - crucial for the group well being. Please list what similarly long scrambles/backpacks have you done recently, confirm that you have read the event description, and that you have all required items for the trip. np/bc/glacier/activ/activ2/a.aspx np/bc/glacier/visit/visit8/visit9.aspx

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM.