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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2017, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Default Golden Ears West Canyon trail to Alouette and Viewpoint?

When looking at my GPS, I noticed that the West Canyon trail branches off to Edge Peak, Blanshard, Alouette and then optionally Evans peak and meets back up with the West Canyon trail via Viewpoint. Has anyone gone this route before? Is it substantially more difficult than West Canyon? It seems shorter in length than taking West Canyon all the way back if you're camping at Panorama Ridge. I tried to summit this last weekend with the plan to check out that route but was turned away by snow, so wondering if anyone else has experience with it. Seems like it would be a pretty epic return, hitting five different peaks in a day.
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You are probably talking about Evans Valley, a trail that follows the creek at the left going upstream. At the head of this valley; have gone in to check out Snow Caves in the drainage ravine. Usually good to see late June - early July; but this year might need to wait another 2 weeks.

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It's a two day mountaineering traverse with some low 5th class climbing and rappels. Sounds like you are looking at a line on a map and assuming it's a hiking route.
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You are probably talking about Evans Valley, a trail that follows the creek at the left going upstream. At the head of this valley; have gone in to check out Snow Caves in the drainage ravine. Usually good to see late June - early July; but this year might need to wait another 2 weeks.

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Hi Karl,
Re Evans Valley: I went up there June 28th and posted a report and photos on www.livetrails.com. Tried to do the same for CT but got frustrated trying to attach the photos. Finally gave up.
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Hi Karl,
Re Evans Valley: I went up there June 28th and posted a report and photos on www.livetrails.com. Tried to do the same for CT but got frustrated trying to attach the photos. Finally gave up.

Attaching photos is fairly simple: - First upload using "Photo Upload: MANAGE ATTACHMENTS" , then when done.......position your mouse below your intended text caption and then click on the paper clip icon in the wee menu header of the thread. Make sure your photos are resized to no more than 1.15 megabytes in size.

Please give this a try, and let me know how you make out.

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If you are talking about the route I roughly highlighted on this map then Dru is right and it is climbing and you will need ropes.
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If you are talking about the route I roughly highlighted on this map then Dru is right and it is climbing and you will need ropes.
That's exactly the route I was referring to. Thanks for the info all!
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