On a promising mostly sunny day, 3 companions and did the long walk to Mt. Crickmer. went almost the whole way from the main gate. However we called it a day at the subsummit , about 400 meters away from the summit before turning back. Deep snow, lack of crampons, and great view from the subpeak supported our decision to return, was a beautiful day. Hike and snowshoeing over 20 km combined we completed in about 8 to 8-1/2 hours including a few breaks plus lunch. Elevation gain was about 1100 + meters. The final 1/2 hour was spent struggling with snowshoes up a 70 - 80% slope, to get to the subsummit, on our return we donned microspikes and made it all the way back without putting the snowshoes back on. Note snow started right after crossing that old wooden bridge, we donned snowshoes within 5 minutes of starting up.
MAPS (From Alltrals) closeup of the end shows in partial yellow, the part of the route we did not continue on, the fully red is what we covered:
location regards Stave Lake
The last bit not done.
Off Main Road, gate access.
views along the way
the old wooden bridge....
heavy snow on deactivated road, our trail
Headin up the steep slope... trick not slide back on softening snow in warmth.
Approach Sub-summit and lunch place, turn arund point
views up there, looking west...
Crickmer Summit to north
..ready to head down.....
views along the way our return....