July Adventure - Skagit Valley
Skagit Valley is a hidden gem within the south-east corner of the Fraser Valley. Hidden outside of Hope, BC the forests follow various rivers and all trails provide rewarding destinations. The trail chosen for our adventure is going to take us from Skagit Valley into Manning Park. This trail will feature between 35 and 40km of trails including roughly 25km of relatively flat, riverside terrain and up to 10km of technical and elevation filled climbs, gaining roughly 1200 meters to reach the summit of Silverdaisy mountain. This route is an out and back so we will get to descend all that we climb.
Who is this for?
This run is for intermediate and advanced trail runners who can confidently cover up to 40km carrying their own gear for that distance, and ascend/descend 1500-1600m. We expect the run to take up to 8 hours, so if you have a sense of adventure, willingness to work hard for your views, and can cover the described route, you are going to love this day!
If you are working on building up distances and wondering if this might be right for you please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!
As with all of our adventure days, No runner will be left behind!
Level: Intermediate to Advanced (have previously ran up to 40 km with 1500m elevation gain)
Distance + elevation: 35-40 km route with roughly 1500 meters of elevation gain
Time: Up to 8 hours
More detailed description of the route:
We will meet at the parking lot at the 26 Mile Bridge on the Silver Skagit Road. From here we will start on a relatively flat (50m gain) 10km trail, heading towards Manning Park. This trail is a beautiful single track and should be entirely runnable. We will run alongside the river and by backcountry camping areas. As we near Sumallo Grove we will intersect with the SilverDaisy Mountain trail and head up for our steep climb. This climb will include more technical sections with thin single track, taking us up nearly 1500m towards the summit of SilverDaisy Mountain.
From the summit we will take in the views, enjoy the scenery and have a snack. Then we will head back down the same way we came. We anticipate this route will take up to 8 hours. Both the 10km run out and return trip should be runnable, however the climb up to the summit will be a steady hike.