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Originally had planned on heading up to the Coquihalla Sunday to snowshoe the Zoa/Falls Lake route but with all the traffic mayhem going on due to snow and icy conditions decided to play it safe and go local for the day. Wasn't even sure if the Falls Lake exit and parking would be plowed out yet. The cameras only showed a single lane in either direction with rather large snowbanks on either side so a last minute plan B was hatched and a Fromme Loop substitute shoe was in the works. Only saw 5 other people and a pooch all day. Pretty good considering it being a northshore hike.


We started at the end of Prospect road and from there took the Mosquito Creek trail for a ways crossing the Grouse mountain Hwy a couple of times and taking the Per Gynt trails to the double summit. Somehow en-route my camera jumped off my shoulder mount and dropped right into a deep tree well as shown in pic two so a whole lotta digging was needed and then the smallest snowshoer dived right in to retrieve it. Nice job Helen. Had to pull her out of the hole by her snowshoe's. Owe her a beer.


Anyhow, spent a half hour on top in the sunshine having lunch in calm conditions admiring the views before heading back down Bills Trail connecting to the St. Georges trail for a nice pleasant loop to end the day back at the parking lot. Some of us were pretty wet though due to the tree rain but still had happy faces.


Stats were 5 hours 45 minutes with and elevation gain of 980 meters and 12.1k




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Went up Fromme from St. Georges Ave. on the 13th. Thanks for breaking trail - was able to keep the snowshoes in the bag and just boot up. I am thinking the summit doesn't see a lot of traffic, as only one other group of 4 showed up on a warm and sunny Family Day.

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Thank you for the inspiration Shawn and Andrew.

Nice save on the camera by Helen. Still remember those sunglasses of yours which went for a swim last year.

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LOL! Totally forgot about that Karl. I'm going to have to make everything more secure when I go outside. Seems all my inanimate objects want to find a hole to jump into. Wonder how far under the snow those glasses got? (:

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We went there on New Years day, it was very windy at the top. Thanks for the report!
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Karl, I think it's a running joke with Andrew and friends... Just have to place a bet on what he loses next. I think this was the 3rd time he "lost" the camera and countless times he has lost at least one item

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Guess we got lucky. Dead calm and relatively warm. Got darned soaked though heading back as all the snow laden branch's had begun to meltdown quickly. Was like being in a rain storm at times.

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