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Default Elk - Thurston Cairn Feb.02/20

This trail is one of the local favourites in the Chilliwack, BC Area. Ingrid and I decided on a Sunday hike, weather turned out to be mainly sunny after a cloudy-foggy start.

It was a good workokut to make it up to Thurston Cairn with Ingrid. about a 12 - 13 km return. Pleasant in forest but got down to a chilly -8 in the wind and shade. Needed to find a sheltered spot for lunch. Microspikes were great on hard old snow, much like ice in many places... with 1 + cm of powder snow from last night on top.

started up around 9:45 am, back to vehicle 5:00 pm

MAP: blue line indicates our route up Elk and onto Thurston Cairn, were we had lunch in a sheltered spot in the trees. Windy and quite chilly.

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Trailhead..
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Crossing Upper Road....
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Icy steep trail below the lookout takes you up there fore a great view

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Continue from there along ridge towards the cairn..

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Looking back north, to head home.

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Hiking is what keeps you young of mind and heart. When the going gets tough, the tough get going..............

Last edited by KARVITK; 02-15-2020 at 04:44 PM.
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