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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-02-2021, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Default Mount Harvey 2021-10-30

A nice hike up Mount Harvey on Saturday. For some strange reason it was the weekend and it wasn't raining.

We are fortunate to live in Lions Bay now so that means we don't have to worry about parking . We rode our ebikes from our place and with headlamps on rode to where the Harvey trail starts and stashed the bikes in the woods. The road is a bit rough for bikes in places and we had to stop and push a couple of times.

In the forest the trail is the same as usual. Not windy but as we got to the view point we could see there was quite a wind in Howe Sound coming from the north, with lots of whitecaps. Snow on the ground and wind started just before the opening in the ridge at 1350m. I was a bit worried because I forgot my micro spikes, but it wasn't too bad. The final climb on the ridge to the top was ok, good handholds on the rocks.

At the top it was so windy that I had to take pictures with both hands on my phone for fear of it blowing away. Any chunk of snow thrown in the air would get blown straight off the cliff to the north. Strangely, the wind was coming from the south here. There was no hanging around the summit taking photos but we found a sheltered spot 20m below the summit to have lunch.

On the way down we ran into about 20-25 people heading up in total, looks like many other people had the same idea. The ride down was a great relief for the knees and like Deeks totally worth it even if you have to push the bike up the whole way. It was nice to be out in the mountains on such a decent day!

1-View towards Gambier
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4-Easy walking on supportive snow
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3-Anvil and northern Howe Sound
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12-Views over to the Lions
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15-Final ridge
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8-Windy Howe Sound
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11-Closeup of Pam Rock
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-03-2021, 05:29 PM
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stunning photos, one of the best peaks
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Love the pic of Tantalus with Hat in foreground. Great stuff!
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Great stuff! It was a nice day on Saturday and there hasn't been many lately. Now Im getting stoked for winter. E bike up is a nice touch. Tried it once on a regular bike that way and coming down was a real sliding bump fest. Should have had full suspension and the knobbiest tires possible.
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Great stuff! It was a nice day on Saturday and there hasn't been many lately. Now Im getting stoked for winter. E bike up is a nice touch. Tried it once on a regular bike that way and coming down was a real sliding bump fest. Should have had full suspension and the knobbiest tires possible.
Yeah my ebike is only front suspension but it was still OK coming down, full suspension would be a Cadillac ride I guess. It's rougher than the Deeks road but I haven't been on the Deeks road in a few years so it might have deteriorated as well. I've done Deeks road on a regular front suspension bike, pushing it up all the way and it was so worth it coming down.
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Yeah my ebike is only front suspension but it was still OK coming down, full suspension would be a Cadillac ride I guess. It's rougher than the Deeks road but I haven't been on the Deeks road in a few years so it might have deteriorated as well. I've done Deeks road on a regular front suspension bike, pushing it up all the way and it was so worth it coming down.
My ebike is a hardtail with front suspension as well but I put a suspension seat post on. Works good though when you think about it the bike itself still takes a good rattling without proper rear suspension for the bikes sake. With all the electric connections it made me nervous at first. But after 19,000 K on my ebike with alot of bumps on Seymour, SFU etc. The only real problem for me was my tires didnt have a wire bead and they moved around on the rim when deflated a bit.... I fixed that with ebike tires but so far haven't found as much tread and size for a 29er as I want with the wire bead. We went up the Deeks road with the regular front suspension bikes last summer first time in a few years. The road seems rougher in sections. Maybe thats good though, I dont think people can drive it anymore. But yea we pushed up and rocketed down in a half hour I think.

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One of my favorite hikes on the North Shore, one of the most under-hiked mountains as well. Great views, always fun to link up to Brunswick and the Lions
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