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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-25-2020, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Default Bear mountain, harrison lake may 23/20

A great hike, mostly all in the forest and on an old FSR Road no longer open. The hike stats: near 20 km return with 1126 meters net elevation gain. Took us almost exactly 3 hours to reach the summit from the bottom. 45 minutes chilling out on the summit waiting for clouds to disappear so we could get that view which did not come. On way down we took the branch road to and along the lake, a pretty one at that. Then on way down stop by the waterfalls again, and by the coring shed.

Just before reaching the cars; a gang of robins were giving a big owl the fly over harassment style of intimidation.

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Trail starts right on the road, this gate for 9 km to an actual trail. Otherwise road surface largely open with some water and mud patches..
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Rock coring Shack, somewhat in disrepair with rock cores in a shambles...
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Place where historic ore cart parked on side; and gated main shaft entrance nearby.
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WATERFALLS Split into three main streams...

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MAY SPRING GIVES PLENTY OF RICH GREENS ; forest, bush, and grass, and stinging nettles..

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GREAT VIEW HARRISON LAKE, Community, Harrison River, and opposite shore...
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An old hulk; truck or heavy equipment body
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At the LAKE
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A LARGE POND, beyond the lake
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On the trail, Cameron hopping over a small stream..
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In amongst the forest , 10 minutes before the lookout
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AT THE LOOKOUT views, a communications shed, and Indian Paintbrush flowers
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Walking back, return...more than half way back, enjoying the green forested lane..
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Are you working your way through 103 Hikes in SWBC? your recent trip reports echo hikes that are on my list? Any snow?
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Are you working your way through 103 Hikes in SWBC? your recent trip reports echo hikes that are on my list? Any snow?
Hi Spacemonkey. Not intentionally working through the 103 hikes book, this one was on my list for years but never done, so finally i did.

No snow on trail to walk through, some patches in the forest off the road to the side about 15 to 20 minutes before the summit.

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Hi Karl, is this hike suitable for young kids that can handle that distance/elevation? Couldn't tell if that stream crossing would be a problem for 7/9 year olds.
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Hi Karl, is this hike suitable for young kids that can handle that distance/elevation? Couldn't tell if that stream crossing would be a problem for 7/9 year olds.
Kids were coming up the road. the stream crossing near the end requires a small hop to avoid getting wet feet. no concern.


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Very nice. There might be lots of road walking, but views of Harrison Lake from the top make up for it all
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You are welcome 5th Horseman.

Views of Harrison Lake from the upper part of road are great. I will need to go again, so as to get clear views of the Fraser Valley from the lookout.


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