Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada.
Interest: What can I say, I love the outdoors. Backpacking, canoeing, hiking, fishing, a little cycling and so on and so on.
Went up to Deeks Peak Sunday. Could only make it to the 2k mark before having to park the Xterra. Road is in very rough shape for the next couple hundred meters. Badly washed out. So we had to tack on another k of road slogging to the actual hike. Snowline basically started just prior to the lake at around 900 meters or so. Still not frozen although by the return it was beginning to freeze up at the near end. Just ended up taking the snowshoe's for a ride. Not much of the white stuff compared to other years at this same time. Maybe 6 inch's max at the summit. A couple used the ice axes but wasn't necessary. One interesting note to some is that the wooden bridge has two nice holes now in the deck obviously from tires plunging through. Won't be long before that bridge is toast. In fact the road has seriously deteriorated since the last visit almost exactly two years ago when snowshoeing up Windsor way. Get in there while you can. Oh and the gate is locked but I just drove around it. (:
Should add that one of the ladies lost her micro spikes on the trail half way down from Deeks Lake. She'd be very happy if someone found them and brought them back. You could just contact me I guess if you see them.
Every journey begins with one small step.
Last edited by sidetrip; 12-04-2018 at 10:03 PM.