Are you ready for one of our most exciting skiOUT hike OUTings of the year?
SkiOUT hike crew are going hiking on the BLACKCOMB OVERLORD TRAIL. We meet between 9:30-10am in front of the Longhorn Pub at the base of the Mountain Bike park in Whistler Village. Get there early especially if you need to purchase tickets on the day.
Please see Peter at the meeting point so you can get a 25% discount on tickets for friends and families.
SkiOUT hike GROUP DEPARTURE TIME – IS AT TEN O’CLOCK SHARP. Allow extra time, as Crankworx and Music Festivals could make it a little busier on the roads to Whistler!
Remember your Edge card, back/day pack, lunch, water, SUNSCREEN, camera, hiking/running shoes!! It should be a SPECTACULAR day! This trail is much easier and slightly shorter than the High Note trail but just as spectacular !! So make sure you make plans to come up for the day…or the weekend if that is an option for you!
Here are the details:
Parking – lots 4&5 are still free…parking lots 1/2/3 are $8/day.
Meeting spot – Whistler Village at the base of the Gondolas in front of Longhorns…watch for the hot men gathering around a rainbow flag!
Start Time – We leave at 10:00am SHARP so be there early! As a skiOUT hike group we head up the Whistler Gondola. If you are late catch up by taking the Blackcomb Village Chairs up and meet us at the Rendezvous Lodge around 11ish.
Planned route – from Whistler Mountain, we take the Peak to Peak across to Blackcomb, meet up with any late hikers, and start our journey to the Overlord Trail. We stroll the Overlord Trail, a 6km return moderate level hike with some moderate elevation change. Stopping to have lunch around 1ish overlooking a spectacular mountain range (remember you’re packing your own lunch…so make it good!) After lunch we head back via beautiful 7th Heaven Meadows…alpine lake swim anyone? We will head back to the Rendezvous Lodge, grab the gondola chair down were we will an refreshing beverage at Merlins Pub to wind down the day… we expect to be back in the village around 5ish.
Suggestions or check list – to help you enjoy the day water
+ hiking shoes / sturdy leather runners / PLUS extra pair of dry socks
+ lunch – pack light but make it good!
+ did I mention water?! backpack (with a water platypus maybe?)
+ suntan lotion – recommend SPF 30
+ bug spray (didn’t have any problems last weekend but just in case)
+ your EDGE card!
+ Please NO Heels, Open toe footwear, laptop bags (however stylish!) as they just won’t work! (we mentioned cause they have appeared on past hikes, so don’t be that guy/gal!)
If you renewed your Edge card for 2013/14 season you get a free sightseeing day. If you haven’t or have friends coming up (everyone welcome) then we can get 25% off (reg price $51) so make sure to see Peter before you buy any tickets so we can get that 25% off! So I think that’s about it… so lets hope for a sunny (or mostly sunny) day on Saturday August 9th, because Peter’s got a burning itch to go hiking! (and if that doesn’t clear up his itch… off to the doctor! )
Keep a look out for updates on FACEBOOK group and event pages, as well as via SkiOUT.com
Peter & the SkiOUT gang