That was a wicked trip report! It would be awesome to see a route in place that from Deeks lake connects to Lost Lake Hut via Deeks Peak before ascending over the ridge and down to the clear cut before Marion Lake. From there maybe up and over Capilano via downing creek would work. I've been planning on scouting the route out and I'll check back if its successful. Only way to stay out of the watershed really.
Also the attachments aren't working, maybe you can edit them!
+1 ... interested to see if you find any shortcuts for next time :-)
To circle this ... its also being discussed here https://forums.clubtread.com/8-britis...-squamish.html
and the BCMC is discussing the Howe Sound Crest Trail North here https://backcountrybc.ca/index.php/c...st-trail-north