The next chase: Sunday, June 28th, 2015.

Disclaimer: we are not mountain guides or mountain experts. Please do your own research, understanding the hike and route and make sure you are comfortable getting up and down on your own.

 

WE’RE BACK!!!! AND WE’RE BLOWING THIS UP BIGGER THAN EVER!

After an unfortunate turn of weather last weekend, we’re making sure this chase is going off! While the rest of the city is sleeping, we're heading up Grizzly Peak to find some of the best views in the world to watch sunrise from.

We know it’s going to be an early start, but what’s sacrificing one night of your life for an experience you will never, ever forget.

This is what life is all about.

DETAILS:

 

When: Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Time: Meeting at 1:30AM SHARP! We're chasing the sunrise and can't wait for late comers.

Meeting location: Petro Canada off the TransCanada Highway. Click here for Google Map directions.

Trail: We'll be hiking up to Grizzly Peak. Read about it here

Sunrise: 5:26AM. We plan on summiting no later than 5:10AM.

Emergency Contact: If you have trouble finding the spot, any questions or cannot make it last minute:

  • Indra - 587-436-4400
  • Ginger - 709-687-4392
  • Jon - 403-604-4874

What To Expect:

  • The hike is moderate difficulty. The hike is 7KM and about 3 to 4 hours, round trip. The trail is well established.
  • We will be hiking in the dark on the way up there, so bring flashlights or headlamps to light your way.
  • We'll all leave the parking lot together, but please know the route and research what to expect (trail conditions, weather, etc). 
  • Find a hiking buddy and stick together.
  • Hiking boots are recommended.
  • Move at a pace you are comfortable with.
  • Be extra careful of any icy and slippy sections. There may be a few at higher elevations.
  • There will be no cell service on the way up or down.
  • Move at a pace you are comfortable with. 
  • Use the hashtag #chasingsunrise and tag @chasingsunrise on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram!

What To Bring:

  • BRING A HEADLAMP OR FLASHLIGHT. WE WILL BE HIKING IN THE DARK.
  • Good hiking boots or shoes that are adequate for mud/snowy/rocky conditions.
  • Dress very warm, but in layers. You'll work up a good sweat on the way up, but stopping for the 30-45 minutes at the top to watch sunrise can get pretty cold. We suggest bringing more than you think is necessary and wearing it at the top.
  • Bring a pair of gloves to keep your hands toasty.
  • Bring an extra pair of warm socks. There are some muddy/watery sections and wet feet make for a miserable hike.
  • Bring food, snacks and coffee to enjoy and share.
  • Bring whatever else you need to hike up and down a mountain such as Mount Seymour (hiking poles, water, spikes, nutrition, etc).
  • Assess your own ability, know the route, the conditions and make sure you are adequately prepared.
  • Finally, remember to do your morning lunges. Not only do they help you warm up and keep you fit, but you'll be the coolest kid in the parking lot as you do them!

FAQ & Other

Do I have to sign-up? Yes. We require sign-up for a few reason: 1) to get a handle on how many people are coming up, 2) so we can provide updates if necessary, and 3) to make sure that everyone understands the risks and what's involved. Sign-up below!

Does it cost anything? Nope. Sign up and show up ready to hike.

 
 

Oh, and when we do it right, this is what you can expect...