Scaling New Heights
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Burnaby, BC
Interest: hiking, climbing, travel, skiing
I am not a superhero at all, but I did HSCT from Porteau Cove to Cypress in one day. We had a slow/unfit hiker who returned via the "bail-out route". It's an old service road that starts somewhere between Magnesia and David, and joins the Lions and Harvey trail. Apparently it is completely overgrown, there are occasional tape markers and they had to use GPS (with map) to navigate it. It's good to know about it...
We did not see a single hiker out of 12 on the HSCT on July 23, 2016 who was going to do it in one day. We did Panorama Ridge (33 km, 1700 elevation gain) and Black Tusk scrambles summit (32 km, 1850 elevation gain) as day hikes two years ago with kids, so we consider ourselves fit hikers. However, doing HSCT in one day seems a bit of an overkill to us due to the technical/vertical terrain prior to Magnesia Meadows and also a lot of icy snow patches on the trail this summer...
Last edited by Lenagen; 08-08-2016 at 04:06 PM.