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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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I took a friend (w/ Logan the dog) and some of her friends on a snowshoe up to Brockton Point and back via Dog Mountain.


Elevation Profile:


Google Earth birdseye:


Google Earth 3d:




Despite the sun in Vancouver, Seymour was more or less shrouded in fog/cloud. It had rained on Friday with the freezing level rising overnight, so the snow was quite hard and crusty (with resulting low avy conditions). Snowshoes weren't really needed on the trails, and many people were walking around on the Parks trails in just boots. The raincrust supported my snowshowed weight when I wandered offtrail.

This was Logan's first hike on snow. He seemed to get the hang of it:


Not the most intellegent of dogs though - we had to teach him how to eat snow to quench his thirst.

Trails were busy, but at least a bit of blue sky appeared as we got higher up the moutain:



The snow level is such that you had to dig down a bit to see the Brockton summit post. Lots of people could be seen climbing up to First Pump. I could only hope they were doing it in crampons and with an ice axe, since the snow would have been quite hard and crusty.

The way down was harder for the novice snowshoers, at least on the steeper parts close to Brockton. Minor raffic jams ensued:


Video - short buttslide:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/realawo...7625781086200/


My friend and I took the First Lake Loop trail over to Dog; the remainder had other obligations and went straight down to the parking lot. The Dog trail was likewise quite busy with people and dogs. Easy to see why, since there was great snow coverage:



A dog on Dog:


On Dog itself, a paraglider had quite a crowd as he set up and sprinted off the mountain to the west. While there was blue sky to the north, the city views (as typical for me and Dog) was blocked by fog and cloud:


Logan seemed unimpressed:
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Perfect.

Many thanks for the report, as I am going up there today with a group.

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Hehehe! I think Logan can communicate quite well in the last pic.

Come on master you are hindering my fun with this leash!
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looks like Logan wanted to do all 3 pumps
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