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Feb 13th, 2018, 02:08 PM
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Winter hikes between Whistler and Vancouver

Hi, anyone have any recommendations for hikes in Feb between Whistler and Vancouver? We'll have snow boots and ice grippers (the strap on chain link kind, not crampons) but not snowshoes, so something that would be packed snow as opposed to unbroken powder. Looking for something between 3-5 miles if the trail is snowy. Preferably with some kind of feature like a lake/waterfall/lookout point instead of something just through the woods. We hike in the winter in Colorado so this is not something brand new but we aren't looking for something too strenuous. Thanks in advance!
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Feb 14th, 2018, 12:57 PM
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The issue is not going to so much be snow, but avalanche/cornice risks. Those areas that are safe for winter hiking tend to be in the trees or in low elevation areas, because once you get to treeline and on any significant slopes, you get into avalanche terrain. As such, you need to get knowledgable advice on safe places. I'd suggest checking out ClubTread - they tend to have lots of local folks.
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