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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Default Elk-Thurston Jun.05/11 RMOC

More than a week ago Sunday, Jun.5, our club Ridge Meadows Outdoor Club did a hike up Elk-Thurston, going as far as the Thurston-Cairn Rockpile for lunch and turnaround point. Took about 5-1/2 to 6 hours round trip including lunch.

A return visit always shows why this is one of my favourite places to visit. We had a beautiful sunny day.

This is a beautiful area. At the time snow was well consolidated and could walk on top of the snow with some minor postholing.


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Nice pictures, Karl. It amazes me how much snow is up there every time I visit these slopes!
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You've taken some nice photos of one of my favourite trails

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quote:Originally posted by KARVITK

Took about 5-1/2 to 6 hours round trip including lunch.
Wow that looks awesome, you must have had an awesome time! I've never been but have plans to hike Elk soon. Should be awesome as well. So on the trails wiki it says 4 hrs round trip to Elk Cairn from the westerly trailhead, does that sound right? 5-6 hrs was Thurston as well as lunch right?
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Beautiful hike. Looks like Cheam is fully covered by snow, how was the road to it? Was the parking lot clear from snow?
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Good one Karl, I haven't seen a report from Elk with this many nice shots.

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Nice one Karl and gang! You're fortunate to have had a nice clear day with the spring we've had!
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Nice trip..a favorite place indeed
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