Wow that's so cool, you must have traveled thousands of mountain miles in that area alone:-) I read about you guys ambitious plan of building/connecting trails from GE all the way to Squamish. Not sure if this already exits.
You just helped connect the dots for me as I also have faint memory of the story I read sometime ago, about the GPS apps coming out just before someone got his guidebook out - did you make the book anyway?
No wonder your TRs come with such high quality- all so beautifully written, with beautiful photography. They are a great source of inspiration & information for me to find my next adventures. Always appreciated your work. BTW, it was your TR that led me to Bishop the first time last year:-) Thanks.
Haven't done much in that area, except for a few popular peaks in Golden Ears. One route I did was from Evan's Valley up to Fly's Gully (lots of snow caves in the area in early summer) then up to Alouette Mt (fun up to this point) & back down via the official trail. I was inspired by one of the TRs too, not sure if yours.
I haven't been in BC for too long, know some local mountains well- GE is not local to me;-) Hiked over a dozen of trails on Grouse(usually avoid GG/BCMC), including the ones I'm not supposed to know; most of which you'd enjoy all to yourself any day. Well just as I thought I knew them all, last week I discovered yet another nice one along the mosquitos creek, probably the wildest in the area, featured some giant trees(more fallen than standing). No glorious views like in your neck of the woods, but if you just want to do some different, or be left alone in the wild forest for a couple of hours, walking on some interesting terrains with trail-bed not always visible or existing, seeing no tags/flags on the trees, hearing nothing but the creek... it's something for you.
Here is for my up coming trip (may have to pick two of them):
1) Aylmer Lookout(got your GPS track, thanks
Were you alluding to grizzlies (& ticks) being already out? Is it going to be busy in a week?
Walking on the 16km flat could be a bit chalenging- for some reason it's harder on my feet to walk on the flat than on the hill.
2) Grotto (thanks for your GPS track:-)
3) EEOR & Rundle Ridge