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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2013, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Last night we wanted to do a little after work hike...something quick with a little more of a challenge at the top for some fun...

I put up some posts on CT and FB and ended up with a group of 8.

We left Chilliwack just after 5, arrived before 6 at trailhead and were well on our way up the steep forest by 6:12pm.

The group managed to make it to the top shortly after 8 and enjoyed watching the sunset for a while...checking out the amazing surroundings.

Once we were off the summit block and back to the ridge we bumped into EAK. Had a good chat with him about his solo adventure traverse from Markhor. The bugs weren't so bad now for some reason but we were still a bit twitchy from our bugfest on the way up.

Made it back to the vehicles at around 10, back to Chilliwack by 11'ish.

It was another fantastic evening in the mountains with great company.

Special thanks to our drivers: Peter, Chris, Nigel.

..and it was nice to have a new CT member join us for this one for her first hike in a while.
Please welcome "Beltie" to the hiking community.

Cheers,
Kelly

some shots I took along the way...enjoy!


Our summit shot, minus 1
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2013, 09:27 PM
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Way 2 Go! Looked like a good time. Love that scramble.
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That is one short very sweet trip adventure for you all. Great sunset colours too.

Beltie, well done and getting up there. And for everyone. We will have a bit of challenging scramble to top of MacDonald as well, not sure how tough but we will find out.

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Nice to meet you Kelly and crew! It was a very nice evening to climb Needle Peak. A few pics from the Markhor-Needle traverse.


A well hidden Junco nest and a zoom on Coquihalla Mountain
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Thanks Kelly. Once again a great hike with some fantastic views and only a few challenges

Will get some photos up once I get them formatted..

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Sorry I missed this!

It is one of my favourite places along that stretch.

Hopefully I can join one of the future after work hikes. Maybe up the Canyon?
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That is one short very sweet trip adventure for you all. Great sunset colours too.

Beltie, well done and getting up there. And for everyone. We will have a bit of challenging scramble to top of MacDonald as well, not sure how tough but we will find out.

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It was my first scrambling experience but I enjoyed it! Very much looking forward to MacDonald this Sunday.
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Nice pictures! What an excellent night. So glad to meet up with the group and start my hiking season
Looking forward to more adventures!
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I was pretty sure you guys were gonna get zapped. But the rain didn't start till 10:30 and it stayed drier to the east.
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Thanks everyone !
Good times were had by all...well, except for the bugs eating humans issue :-)

Eryne/Dru, Do you guys have any good suggestions up the canyon...besides Lincoln and Spirit Caves?
Dru- we watched the storm assemble to the west in the horizon near Baker...it stayed nice where we were thankfully. No buzzing sounds :-)

Cheers,
Kelly
More adventures to come...stay tuned!
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Tikwalus Trail/Gate Mtn
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Thanks Dru!
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A few extra shots..
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post #14 of (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 08:32 PM
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Awesome pictures, I am so very envious!!
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