Vancouver Hike - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Sunday 10th September 2017, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm PDT
We have decided to cancel the T-33 hike event due to the rain on Friday and Saturday. The trails will be muddy and slippery on Sunday, so it will be better to try it again another time. As our Chair correctly summed it up, "it's dry all summer and now it rains on our parade"! Sorry folks.
Adrian, CAP Vice-Chair
(just before the parking lots, on the right side of the road)
An event for all LGBTQ Aviators, enthusiasts and their spouses.
The trailhead is right beside the parking lot, and takes us 1½ miles up to the site of a 1963 RCAF Lockheed T-33 crash site.
The training jet lost contact with Vancouver air traffic control and disappeared from radar on 23rd November 1963. Two Canadian naval pilots, Lt. Norman Ogden and Lt. Donald Clark, lost their lives when the aircraft crashed into the side of Mount Strachan, part of the present day Cypress Provincial Park.
This is a moderate hike and not very long. We will hike up to the wreckage, which is a protected site, just like the Mount Slesse site which we hiked to in 2016 and 2015.
At the top of the Cypress road, just before you enter the two parking lots, looking back you will see the white marker and a Cypress Provincial Park information board (seen at the left of the GoogleEarth photo). We’ll meet at this information board at 9:00 am.
Bring your cameras, good walking shoes, water and any snacks or lunch which you might wish to enjoy.