Special Event

Sat, Aug 24, 2019 9:30 AM to Sat, Aug 24, 2019 6:45 PM

This is an adults only (19+) event!

Required Fitness Level
Very Active - For Very Fast/Experienced Hikers

"The jade-green waters of the Upper and Lower Jade Lakes have been photographed countless times by hikers with the strength to climb over the pass leading from Miller Lake to the Jade Lakes."

- https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/revelstoke/activ/randonee-hiking#Jade

We'll hit Eva and Miller lakes and head right down to the Jade Lakes before returning along the trail we came.

This is a long, challenging hike. It's a 3.5 hour drive, so be prepared for a long day. Carpooling is recommended. We will need a group of at least four hikers to make this happen.

You will need a Discovery Pass (http://www.commandesparcs-parksorders.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/parksb2c/discovery-pass) to participate.

Attendees (20)
Hosts (1)
  • If you have FB, carpooling info can be found here:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/475552163242192/

    Mon, Aug 19, 2019 9:38 PM
  • Carpooling: I'd definitely recommend it. Last year we had 12 hikers (it looks like there'll be even more this year!) and managed to go in 3 cars. We met in the Glenmore SaveOn parking lot (to the east side of the store, not in front of it), and I'd definitely suggest it again.

    I'd also suggest meeting there at 6:00am and leaving no later than 6:15am. Revy is only 2.5 hours driving (especially at the times we're talking about) but it takes a bit of time to get up the mountain. The path up the mountain is paved right to the parking lot so any vehicle can get there.

    If you want to drive, please post below with the number of passengers you can take. If you are catching a ride, throwing in a bit of gas money for a longer trip like this is recommended (though as a driver I've never asked for it because I figure I'm driving there anyway).

    [The road doesn't require a 4x4, so I'm not sure there's any reason to have a gas-guzzler making the trip if other options are available.]

    Mon, Aug 19, 2019 9:39 PM
  • Whether you carpool or not, please try to arrive at the Jade Lakes parking lot by 9:30. If you aren't able to join us that day, please be kind and remove yourself from the list attendees so we are stuck at the trail head waiting for you. ;)

    Mon, Aug 19, 2019 9:41 PM
  • P.S. I won't be carpooling myself this year as I'll be staying over in Revestoke Friday night.

    Mon, Aug 19, 2019 9:41 PM
  • Also, you can purchase a single day pass for Revelstoke National Park instead of a Discovery pass.

    Mon, Aug 19, 2019 9:43 PM
  • The Meadows in the Sky Parkway is 26km and is narrow with tight switchbacks. (max vehicle length = 26'). The gate opens at 8 am so we should be able to purchase passes there on the way. It's about 45 min so plan your trip (arrive at the gate around 8:30 am or so). I am camping at Lamplighter Friday night. No dogs.

    Tue, Aug 20, 2019 10:00 AM
  • Far

    What time would you guys be back to the starting point? I'd love to join but committed to a BBQ for 7pm in Vernon :(

    Fri, Aug 23, 2019 4:13 PM
  • Kevin: Thanks for the info. 45 min mat depend on how fast one drives ;) but I knew it was at least 30 mins to get to the top.

    Far: I've expecting to get off the trail after 6, probably 6:30+.

    Fri, Aug 23, 2019 5:27 PM

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