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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-02-2020, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Hope everyone's doing okay during this particularly insane world we are experiencing lately. Hope you are all staying safe and enjoying the time with your families!

This is a trip which I did with Doug way back in 2007, but never took the time to write up. It wasn't easy getting motivated to write, but I thought it'd do some good to send some stoke out there. Anyway, hope you enjoy the tale, and as always refreshments recommended for the read. Berg heil!

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Thank you for post Mick; in these difficult times it helps keep mental sanity.


I've been on Cypress in 2009; trip I remember very fondly. Was just starting to explore that amazing BC Coast wilderness & everywhere felt like a kid in toy store! Planned to return at some point to explore Seagram Lakes, but never did.


Here are couple of interesting photos from Matt Gunn himself, on a ridge traverse from Tricouni to Cypress Peak; looks significantly more hairy than normal Cypress ridge route:


https://coastbackcountry.com/2016/08...-cypress-peak/
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Yes, that route looks amazing! I have a couple friends besides Matt who have done it. On some sections there's sustained Class 4 with quite a bit of low 5th thrown in if you don't choose your steps carefully, so I've been told. Somewhere on CT I think there's a report from someone who climbed Cypress via a different approach too, will see if I can find it
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Nice one Mick! Such a fine destination. Looks like a bit more walking to get up there now.
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Looks like that Pentax Optio that you borrowed takes pretty good photos.
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Mick, have you ever been to Seagram Lakes?
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Cypress with the right conditions is the perfect trip for everyone.
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Has the road changed, Martin?
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Mick, have you ever been to Seagram Lakes?
Nope, been all around there, but not to those lakes yet
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Yes, always a great trip, and the creek makes it easy to chill beer for the afternoon!
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Nope, been all around there, but not to those lakes yet

Ok then, here's an invitation ! Let's go. Not sure when and how, I am still this side of Rockies and you are on the Island I think, but let's do Seagram hike together down the road. We should get Spectrum to come too; he'll bring along all these hot girls
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Has the road changed, Martin?
Yes, they tore up the road at the last switchback heading up to Brew TH, in an effort to limit crowds maybe? who knows. It's about 3km road walk to the trailhead now.

All this Seagram talk had me dig into some old pics, it sure is a nice area.
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Here are a few photos; from a summit climb by a few of us back 7 -1/2 years ago:

Was my second attempt, and successful to make it to the top of a sharp jagged -fractured rocky peak.

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part of my CT TR on this site:

September 29, 2012.

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