Scaling New Heights
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: North Van.
Interest: Anything mountain related
Hi Chris. Its a long route with the sting near the end if you start from Lynn Headwaters. My daughter and I did it in 5 hrs 20 min to the Grouse Chalet. I'm 57 and in reasonable shape, but we like to hike fast. This included a 20 min lunch break below the Goat Mountain junction to Crown pass. If you stick to the 103 hikes recommended 8 hours, it would be a very easy going hike. Unless you are really familiar with the terrain from the Chalet to Crown Pass, I would avoid doing it in the snow. When I was a reckless 15 year old, me and a couple of school buddies would head up into the area in the middle of winter without much equipment and knowledge on multiple occasions. Lucky we didn't kill ourselves. I remember belaying myself from branches in the area where they now have chains when it was a snow gully. Cool thing was that there were some nice flowers blooming on the valley floor right now. Bunchberries and Red Columbine and some white flowers that looks like a type of Lilly.