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Default Mount Woodside & Mount Agassiz Jan 29, 2021

I like to do solo hikes every now and then, I can hike at my pace and I can go do something silly like I did on this day, which would have been hard to find a partner down for this kinda trip.


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I drove part way up the Woodside FSR and stopped when I hit snow, I didn't quite make it to the paraglider launch. There were tire tracks for me to walk in without snowshoes, as I got higher the tire tracks ended and I put on the snowshoes.
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I followed the road to some communications tower but the actual high point is off in the bushes abit, so I got out the GPS and wandered around finding the high point. I confirmed it with Steve Songs location as well. Super boring summit and a real treed dumpster.
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Since I was now going to be heading for Agassiz I noticed the main road was pretty much directly below me on the gps, so instead of backtracking, I just thrashed my way through the forest intersecting the main road. It wasn't exactly enough snow for snowshoes, but then it was also steep and slippery. I kept them on for the traction. Once on the main road it was just a nice long flat plod heading for Mount Agassiz.
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The road just kept going and going, passed by a few confusing spurs but figured it out and eventually after a long flat walk found the road that would start climbing to get to the start of Mount Agassiz's ridge.
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The snow was very firm in here, which made for some quick travel and I eventually topped out at the viewpoint which is the highpoint. I wasn't sure so I wandered around abit in the woods but came back up to the view point for lunch.
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I wasn't too excited to walk back all that boring FSR to the truck so I made a spur of the moment decision to take the Campbell Lake trail aka Harrison Grind trail down into the town of Harrison, and then walk farm roads and Hwy 7 back to the Woodside FSR. The Campbell lake trail had a skiff of snow on it and was abit more rugged than I was expecting but I made it down in quick time. On the way down I ran into Elkaholic and his partner.
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Rolling into the town of Harrison I was back to civilization, just another 15+ km to go now. I decided to shave off abit of distance by cutting through the golf course, then it was farm road , after farm road. At this point I wasn't really fueling the body properly so I had to take a quick break and get some bars and mangos in me. It snapped me back to live and more pavement walking continued. I finally made it to HWY 7 and it was starting to get dark and the last section is windy and not much of a shoulder to walk on so I made the decision to try and hitchhike that 7km section. It didn't take too long and someone finally picked me up in Covid times. Good on them!

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He dropped me off at the woodside FSR and I started to walk buck up another couple hundred meters elevation. When it was all said and done it was 40.50km of which I hitchhiked 6km of it to make one big loop!
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Well done , Allan.

Always enjoy your reports of your trips... always of some interesting spot, or one I am familar with, .. and the frequent scenic views. Like your closing picture

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