Sigurd Peak Hike
My husband and I attempted to do the Sigurd Peak hike yesterday (7/5/18). He had completed it two years ago on the hottest day (we think) of the summer - it was the day of the Squamish 50 mile run if anyone remembers that day. He ran out of water (3 liters went fast) and there was nothing on the trail to refill, so we came more prepared this time. Oh, and he lost his wedding ring that day, so if you're ever out there and see a squirrel looking like a mob boss, let us know.
First surprise since last time: the final two bridges are closed (see photo). Not a big deal because you can walk over the bridges and it's only a short distance to the trailhead from there. I was hoping they were only closed to cars, not pedestrians, too.
The hike up to the fork where you decide to go to Osso or the Peak was as expected. It was damp and full of mozzis (the whole way) so lots of slipping and no stopping for too long. After that, it got expectedly super steep. I really appreciated how well marked the trail was with ribbon but still had to hunt a bit in places to stay on track.
But then we got to a part, about 3 miles in, where it looked like a giant played a game of pickup sticks, his/her opponent didn't show up and he/she left in a fit of anger. We had to do a questionable scramble up some rocks and make our way across several large trees that had fallen over the path. Not for the faint of heart. Getting over and around and up and past all the fallen trees and debris probably cost us an hour.
Around 4 hours and 4.5 miles, I gave up. My husband thought we were almost to the clearing, and went on for about 10 minutes, but we weren't that close so he came back to find me covered in all the clothes I had in a cloud of citronella and lemon eucalyptus oil, hiding out from the mosquitos.
I didn't stop to take many photos because of the difficult going and the mozzis.
Maybe next time.