Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Widgeon Peak via Widgeon campsite
Just a quick TR for giving condition about that area now.
Widgeon Peak can be climbed from either Burke Mountain summit trail or widgeon campsite side. The former requires tremendous up and down (according to Simon's TR the accumulative elevation is around 3000meter), the later doesn't require any up and down with just straight 1450 meters elevation gain. i am lazy and hate going up and down so you figured what option i will use.
7:30am Victoria day morning see us (Vlad&me) paddling in Widgeon Slough with beautiful views. Shortly after 1hr, we reached campsite and stashed our boat and walked south about 100 meters on old quarry FSR. Turned right onto a flagged trail and followed it all the way to "hollow tree" which is allocated at the edge of widgeon/burke bowl area.
From there, we gained the ridge via the trail and then follow the ridge all the way up to the summit. There is still lots of snow on the ridge which made travel much easier except one notch being passed on the climber's left and final slope to the summit was quite steep. Snowshoes were not used all the way. Ice axe is required from ridge to summit.
Ascent time: 5hrs
Total time from campsite to campsite: 8hrs
Total elevation gain: 1450 meter
Total distance from campsite to campsite: 13km
Last edited by jeffhan; 06-22-2017 at 01:21 AM.
Reason: adding photos