Ossa is a varied hike within 1.5 hours from Vancouver.
There is everything from glaciers, boulder fields, beautiful forest, water fall, lots of creeks to drink from, lakes, etc.
Stoked knew what he was doing when he picked that area to build trails which are by the way very well maintained.
Yesterday being my first visit past the Crooked falls, I don't know how long that log bridge over the Sigurd creek has been there for, but it looks brand new. It even comes with ropes to hang on to as we walk across. Thanks Stoked! I wish I had taken a picture of that log bridge. It's beautiful.
As you will see from the pictures, the visibility was poor so much so that at times I could not see Mark walking ahead of me. The fog was moving in and out.
Mark had to stay with Frank below the summit due to some steep sections that were nearly impossible for any dog.
I kept going to the very end of the ridge, just below the summit. On my own, I did not want to take the risk of getting into trouble. If Mark had been leading those last meters, I would have gone no problem. He has a tonne of experience that I lack.
It took seven hours to get just below the summit and 6 hours pretty much non-stop (slowish) walking back to the car.