St Mark's is a favourite short hike off the north shore,a nice hike with a great view at end to enjoy. Ziff, Ingrid, and I left parking lot after 9 am, and arrived just before 11 am at the first lookout. Took a brief break, pictures, and led up to the summit, a bushy and forested spot with views obscured by trees. Then to the second lookout and had lunch, and basked in sun an views, with several other hikers.
Left 12:30 and returned shortly after 2 pm to the parking lot. A beautiful day with good friends.
Writeup in All Trails: indicate this is near a 11 km return trip, in and out, 605 meters elevation gain.
By the Tarn, end of Yew Loop Trail
At north side of Mt. Strachan
Trail heading up to St. Mark's...starts off wide well graded pathway which ends near top of St. Mark's subsmit. becauses rooty and muddy, 1 km before St. Mark's Summit
At the Lookout, first one......
Heading up to the SUMMIT, view of the LIONS
Summit Area, heavy with brush and trees.
Heading Back down, views and lunch from the lookout #2
, at end of a narrow cliffy ridge.