HIKING SCHEDULE
Date Day Description Rating Leader Phone/Email
Dec 1 SatMt Baker - Church Mountain.   Crampons are required. This trail located in the North Cascades of Washington State in the United States.  It’s a spectacular alpine ridge in the Mt Baker wilderness. 8.5 mi roundtrip with 3750 ft elevation gain. http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/church-mountain (Note: this hike is subject to change depending on weather or trail conditions)C5M. Yiu myiuboc@gmail.com 
Dec 2 Sun Cheakamus Canyon. This hike starts in Paradise Valley, just north of Squamish. The trail gradually climbs along the valley then up along the side of the canyon. Great views up and down the canyon and also across to Cloudburst Mountain and the Tantalus range beyond. About 5 hours roundtripB3 D.Cater604-341-2846 
Dec 9Sun Lake View Trail, Buntzen Lake.  Circle Buntzen Lake and enjoy the beautiful views of surrounding mountains.  Hiking distance about 12 km, with 150 meters elevation change.  This hike will take about 4 to 5 hours.B2 G & R Laman604-451-8445
Dec 15Sat Singing Pass Trail in Whistler.  Snowshoeing.  You also need to bring headlamps and crampons for this hike.  The trail starts at the base of Whistler Mountain.  The total distance is 21 kms with elevation of 1000 m.  Estimated 8 hours to complete.  (Note: this hike is subject to change depending on weather or trail conditions)D5 M. Yiu myiuboc@gmail.com 
Dec 16Sun Callaghan/Whistler Olympic Park (WOP). Cross-country skiing/snowshoeing.  Nordic skiers and snow-shoers are welcome. We will ski in the morning and then, after lunch, snow-shoe or ski in the afternoon. If you are interested in cross-country skiing, but have not yet tried it, you can book lessons at WOP – give me a call if you want more information. Daily ski trail pass is $27. We will eat lunch in the day-lodge, which has 2 wood-burning fireplaces. You can bring your lunch or buy it there. Here is the link: http://www.whistlersportlegacies.com/activities/cross-country-skiingn/a D.Cater604-341-2846
Dec 26Wed Burnaby Mountain.  12th annual BOC Boxing Day Breezy Bijou Blast up the Backside of Burnaby Mountain. About 300m elevation and 5 hours total. This has become a BOC tradition on Boxing Day to burn off some Christmas turkey! The hike starts at Cameron Recreation Centre and follows a mixture of trails, quiet roads and the Burnaby Urban Trail in a loop which ends back at Cameron Rec Centre.B3 D.Cater 604-341-2846 
Dec 30 Sun Two Canyon Loop. Four years ago, one of this trail's foot bridges crossing the Seymour River was washed out by a major rock slide.  It is expected that the new span will be completed in December, finally making this hike available again.  About 9 km round trip, with excellent river views.  (Subject to change due to weather or trail conditions).   B2 J. McCavour 604-438-6854