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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
Headed for the Mountains
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Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Interest: Backcountry skiing, Freeride mountain biking,road riding,cross country riding,rock climbing,ice hockey
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Sep 29/11 Face Mountain

"Up at the Hurley" I hear it all winter long from the sledders.Must be a great area.
I drove up in the two wheel drive vehicle. A little rough when climbing in the car on the

The approach is quick into the alpine and the angle is surprisingly a lot mellower than
your typical coastal schnarbie approach.The faster I can get out of tree line the better.

I tried to go light and fast with bringing my approach shoes, but once on the ridge.I was
post holing like crazy up to my face.This is why I remember why I got into ski mountaineering, or time it so it just a pure rock scramble.

Great area to check out and you can get up multiple peaks in a day.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 02:07 PM
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Very nice. It's hard to recognize you without some skis in the pictures. The attached pic is from August this year. Winter is coming.

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This is from Sept 24! Winter comes FAST! Beautiful area, so glad to have come across it this year. Looks pretty nice in the snow too! I'll be back!

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I must agree, the area looked much nicer last month. Boo winter is on the mountains!
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You're going to come camp out with us at New Years, right Lynn ?

quote:Originally posted by Flowing-Brook

I must agree, the area looked much nicer last month. Boo winter is on the mountains!

Nice trip Andy! Nice to see you off your skis and mountain bike! You gotta do it at least once a year like Lee right
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