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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-26-2019, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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The road up to the Mt Seymour resort was clear at 11am. Got directed to a parking spot in P5, less than a km from the trailhead... Glad this wasn't a sunny weekend day!

Perfect conditions for snowshoeing, but I didn't bother as there was a compacted trench all the way along the winter route. There was no ice, but microspikes helped in some of the steeper spots where people had slid down on the trail... The winter route was very well-marked, but appeared to be closer to 9km r/t than the 7km indicated at the trailhead, and ended just short of Pump Peak.

Plenty of people on the trail, including many groups.

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Gotta love Seymour any time of the year!
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Funny to see 90% of the people on the trail still with snowshoes though!
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Funny to see 90% of the people on the trail still with snowshoes though!
That's always the case, isn't it. I always found hilarious when they rent at Grouse these tiny plastic snowshoes that can't support anything heavier than rabbit and then tourists use them on 'Snowshoe Grind' to Dam mtn, on snow so compacted it would support even an elephant.
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Nice one Ejain, a pretty area with the snow. Been up and down there a number of times over the last several years, and never tire of it.

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Nice photos. Over here on Van Island, sometimes I miss Pump Peak!
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Nice photos. Over here on Van Island, sometimes I miss Pump Peak!
Ive read many reports over the years on the whole Seymour massif by Mick Range I believe. I live in E. Van and its my go to, so lucky to have it so close,all season fun. Including bike hikes up the spur road and overnighters to Bishop or a Runner loop. Its got it all for an "urban" mountain. Also seniors(over 60) skiing when the mood strikes!
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Well put Jaaklucas

Want to add from personal perspective: When I moved to the Coast in Oct 08 I was so anxious to finally set foot on that 'fabled' Seymour. Sunny mid Oct afternoon and off I went. To say it was disappointment would be understatement. Roots, rocks, wtf is this?? Give me back my Rockies where I can walk for hours on a meadow without tripping on something.

Then it grew on me. Slowly, but I started appreciating unique North Shore terrain. Fissures filled with water. Old growth trees. That big pine on Tim Jones peak. Root belay on drop to saddle below main peak. View of Colisseum and Cathedral, or Runner, or even that long curling Rector-Curate ridge from Elsay to Bishop. It is all so vivid in my memory as I type this note. But I think most of all that promise of wonders waiting to explore on faraway views to Sky Pilot group, Garibaldi and others.

Last yr was first time since 2008 I did not go up Seymour in October. And I miss it terribly. So post these reports and pics, they are more appreciated than you might think
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