Last Saturday 11 of us ignored the bad weather forecast and climbed Gravell Peak. This was a joint BCMC/NSH trip.
Gravell Peak is an obscure peak, about 12km east of Mt. Currie (Pemberton). Access is via the Green River FSR which branches off Airport road about 2km's east of the main intersection in Pemberton. Once across the Green River we headed due east for about 6 kilometers. Just after a bridge over Gravell Creek a good condition logging road branches to the right. We were able to drive to about elevation 600 meters in a 2WD (with a 4WD you can probably get to about 1000 meters) .
From the top of logging block we headed south west until we connected to the north west ridge of Gravel, which we followed to the summit.
The route is easy and the views of the northern Garabaldi Park, Mt. Currie and the Hibachi Range are impressive. There is lots of potential for further exploring here and some good skiing possibilities.
- Mt Gravell elevation 2082m
- Elevation gain ~1700m.
- Distance ~ 16Km
- Total time 8.5 hours (easy going).
I have a GPS track if anyone is interested. Is there some way to post GPX files with a CT report without hosting them somewhere else?
A few pics:
approaching the summit
left to right in the foreground Bastion NE1, Bastion, Bastion W1 and Kakila
... now for the Evil Peak Baggers
This trip has been on the NSH and BCMC schedules for several months and I emailed out the planned route to some people who I though might be interested (including the 'Evil Peak Baggers').
Gravell Peak is a pretty obscure destination. Right? How many trips to Gravell Peak have you heard of in the last 5 years? None, I suspect. So .. when we reached the alpine we were somewhat surprised to find a set of recent (~ week old) snowshoe tracks leading up to the summit. Then it hit us. We had been 'Totally Zouked' ( see https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topi...TOPIC_ID=39307
) by Evil Peak Baggers.
Why had they done this? Was it just to piss us off? Had they run out of mountains to climb?
Did they get confused and climb the wrong mountain? Was Rambling Bull trying to out do SimonC in posting TR's? Did they think they could post some 'airy fairy' trip report and get away with it?
Shocked and dismayed, we spent most of the trip down discussing our options.
Should we completely ignore them?
Should we post something suggesting they didn't make the summit?
We even discussed egging their houses (emotions were running high).
Finally, it was decided that some form of public humiliation was in order. I was given the assignment. So, on behalf of Gravell Expedition 2011 team, I am herein posting their photos so they may suffer a public shaming.
Evil Peak Baggers
(notice the desperate look in their eyes)
I Googled ZOUK and couldn't figure out what it was all about. I came to the conclusion that it was some form of devil worshiping music?