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BV Backpackers - McKendrick Trail Clearing

Sports & Rec.

Sunday October 15th, 2017  9:00am-3:00pm

Scotiabank - Smithers, BC

McKendrik trail needs a bit of work come lend co-ordinator Wolfgang Loschberger (847-5883) a hand

Meet 9am at Scotiabank - call to confirm. Rated Mod/Diff, bring tools

Please check BVBackpackers.ca for any changes


Please note that participants on BVBS tours must assume responsibility for their own safety and comfort and participate at their own risk.

Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

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SPOT Device: Co-ordinators are reminded to bring along the Satellite Personal Tracker

Due to unpredictable weather and access conditions, or other problems, it may be necessary to make late-schedule changes. To find out about any changes to the scheduled tour, contact the Co-ordinator a few days in advance. This also lets the Co-ordinator know who intends to come on the tour and pass on any advice about equipment, vehicles, meeting time/place changes, etc. Please car-pool whenever possible.

THE CO-ORDINATOR MAY NOT SHOW UP AT THE MEETING PLACE WITHOUT BEING SURE PEOPLE ARE COMING ON THE TOUR, SO PHONE AHEAD.

RATING SYSTEMS:

I/ DURATION (A,B,C,D): A=5 hours or less; B=5 – 7 hours; C=7+ hours, moderate pace; D=7+ hours, fast pace

DIFFICULTY (1,2,3): 1=gentle,rolling terrain; 2=moderate grade, some short, steep sections; 3=mostly steep terrain

TRAIL/ROUTE (X,Y,Z): X=mostly well defined trail; Y=reasonably clear route; Z=considerable bush-whacking

ALTITUDE CHANGE (a,b,c,d): a=500m or less; b=500 – 1000m; c=1000 – 1500m; d=more than 1500m

II/ EASY=modest distance and elevation change and a well-defined road/trail/route

MODERATE=significant distance and/or elevation change and a reasonably well-defined route

DIFFICULT=strenuous and/or technically difficult, eg. long distance, bushwhacking, steep terrain, etc.