Misc Posts 2016

Eagle Hill May 2016 Heart Loop May 7, 2016 Blackrock June 5, 2016 Boundary Mtn June 18, 2016 Oregon Early July, 2016 Storm Cirque July 2016

Warrior-Cordonnier Aster Lake July 24-26

  Great 3 day trip up to Aster Lake.  Poor weather on way in but got Warrior and Cordonnier.   Had to leave Sunday morning but Kevin and Raff took time to do Northover which was Raffs last Kane Peak. The high trail around Hidden lake was lots of deadfall as usual but apparently that […]

Commonwealth Ridge April 21 2013

  A snow shoe trip with Dave S.  Good quick trip although a lot colder than expected.  Best access to ridge is to stick with the ski tracks until past the right side of the cut block and then keep going through trees until on the main treed ridge and then turn left and go […]

Fortune Peak

  Snow shoe trip with Kevin, Wietse and Vern.  Kevin’s 49 th peak on his Summits For Seniors fundraising.  Great cause. Steeper parts in trees were a thrash as breakable crust over sugar.  We were paddling in places so thanks to the trail breakers.  Longer shoes were a hassel on the way down as front […]

Blanket Feb 23-26, 2013

Annual powder ski trip to Blanket Glacier Chalet.  Twenty third year. See previous years links under ski trip tab at top. lots of new snow – about 1 m so big trail breaking and deep powder skiing. My 95 mm under foot Volkl Polar Bears were not wide enough!! Al has added a new drying […]

Blanket Glacier Feb 25 – Feb 28, 2012

  Annual Trip to Blanket Glacier Chalet in the Monashees. Twenty-first time! Heli in/out to hut – backcountry ski trip.  Great deep powder snow. My Polar Bears are 96 mm underfoot and felt like I could have used another 10 mm at least! Waist deep plus on the steep stuff in the trees for first two days […]

Paradise Valley Ski Jan 2/2012

Fairly flat trip but mostly avi risk free excursion with Wietse and Vern.  In the trees most of the way and in the shade until close to the end of the valley. High point on trail in 30 to 40 min- could ditch skins if have wax or scales.   Hour and 15 to 1st bridge and […]

King George July 15-17/2011

Big trip – three days – access by mining and logging roads (settlers road)  Height of the Rockies BC provincial park and then cross log foot bridge. wet hike in on mainly game/elk trails for x km and 1000 m to camp/bivy in valley beside princess Mary/x creek. Up at 2:30 am, walk on mainly firm snow   Mark’s report […]

Squaws Tit (not PC but name from guidebook) June 2009

    Pictures are here Squaws Tit June 2009, I do not know if there is anyone out there who has not done this yet but bushwacking is no longer necessary. I had put off doing this because of all the reports of bad thrashing and compass readings, etc.  I decide to do Squaws solo […]

ESE Ridge of Lady MacDonald 5.5 (aka SE Ridge)

Rock climb with Kevin Papke – 1300 m –  up to 5.5 – lots of knife edge ridge. Eight hours up – 2 hours down. May 29, 2009.  Parked at the Cougar Canyon park lot. This time of year, you have to cross the stream 5-6 times on various wet slippery rock crossings as the […]