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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-30-2016, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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You know there’s a May long weekend coming up when your local MEC is jam-packed with customers, loading up on camping gear and supplies, on a Wednesday evening. May long weekend holds a special place in our hearts; it sort of kicks off the camping/hiking season and, like bears, we come out of our hibernation and head outdoors to soak up the warm sun and bright blue skies over the course of not two, but THREE days. Not this weekend though, forecast showed rain, snow, overcast skies, and cool temps for most of it.

Long weekends around Vancouver can be a little problematic. In my experience, they bring crowds of people to all corners between Manning Park and Pemberton (and beyond). If weather is the slightest bit iffy, you can expect crowds at all the major huts/shelters. Based on the combo of a location the regular crowd likely hasn’t heard of, a long drive, and questionable road conditions (possible snow, downed trees, etc.), Ryan and I decided to head to the Birkenhead area to check out Mt. Ronayne.

We hiked Mt. Ronayne via a modified version of the ‘Corkscrew Route’. From the head of the Tenas Creek valley, we continued up the main drainage on the west side of Ronayne, curved back south to cross a high col in the alpine, and continued up the southern ridge to the summit block. The standard Corkscrew goes from the col to the south bowl, along the east ridge and gains the summit from there.

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We’ll be back here for more views and different vantage points. Sun God and Seven O’Clock are on the list, as is the Tenquille-Owl traverse.

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Looks like you two had a great time!! I can't wait to get out that way this summer, thanks for the taste of the area!

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Looks like you two had a great time!! I can't wait to get out that way this summer, thanks for the taste of the area!
Thanks Andrew! I highly recommend adding it to your list . Check out the traverse I mentioned over to Tenquille.
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Oh I love the tent photo! Glorious Glad you guys got out there Sun God and Seven O'Clock are fantastic...don't miss Cerulean Lake!
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Another beautiful trip.

I also love that lighted up tent photo; that one is my favourite. That is one awesome photo.

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It was great to get up there again after so much time, and actually get (a few) views from the summit.

The full mood really threw off the night shots - I was at first pretty disappointed we couldn't get any starry sky shots, but the bright clouds and snow still looked cool with the tent lit up.

I guess with some work being done in the valley some (most) of the waterbars were taken out... those that remain are deep and steep enough that HC is quite useful, but the road itself is great. And as Ashika mentioned, can drive all the way in now, so an early start to the season for sure.

Looking forward to getting back there soon to do Sun God and Seven O'Clock (again) and check out the Owl-Tenquille traverse, etc.

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Thanks Karl!

Masiar, thanks! Photo cred. goes to Ryan . I will add them to the never ending list lol.
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Ditto on 'Love the tent photo' Very nice.
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