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Forum: Other Regions Hiking   07-27-2018, 12:12 AM
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Posted By Lenagen
We stayed in Sedona for a week in March 2018....

We stayed in Sedona for a week in March 2018. There are tons of hikes around, e.g. Bell Rock (scrambling/rock climbing), Mt. Wilson, Cathedral Rock, Devil's Bridge, Sugar Loaf, Capital Butte (class...
Forum: Other regions   07-26-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By Lenagen
Hiking Grand Canyon in one day via South Kaibab and Bright Angel trails

We hiked Grand Canyon to Colorado River via South Kaibab trail and back to the rim via Bright Angel trail in just under 10 hours with our kids aged 10 and 12 on March 21, 2018. The total distance is...
Forum: British Columbia   09-29-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By Lenagen
We did Panorama Ridge (~32 km) as a day hike with...

We did Panorama Ridge (~32 km) as a day hike with them a few years ago, so I guess they should be fine except for an alpine start - that does not sit well with them at all! :-)
Hikes near Garibaldi...
Forum: British Columbia   09-29-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,703
Posted By Lenagen
The best approach to West Lion really is to come...

The best approach to West Lion really is to come armed with rock climbing skills and take a helmet to protect yourself from accidental rock fall. You can use tree trunks as a natural anchor and that...
Forum: British Columbia   09-28-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By Lenagen
Awesome pics! Well done in one day! We thought...

Awesome pics! Well done in one day! We thought about Little Diamond Head this summer as a family trip, but Elfin Lakes shelter is constantly overbooked in summer and doing it as a day hike with kids...
Forum: British Columbia   09-28-2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,703
Posted By Lenagen
There was a climbing casualty today on Crown...

There was a climbing casualty today on Crown mountain, when a sports climber fell and pulled out four pieces of protection (cams) with his weight and fell 200 ft to his death. R.I.P. :-(

When...
Forum: British Columbia   09-28-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Lenagen
Our favourite climbing spots are Murrin Park on...

Our favourite climbing spots are Murrin Park on Sea-to-Sky highway and Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver.
Forum: British Columbia   09-28-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Lenagen
Nice climbing spot! We will try it one day. Have...

Nice climbing spot! We will try it one day. Have you tried Sully's Hangout on the Lynn peak trail in North Vancouver? We have been there a few times this summer. It's mostly trad and sport climbing,...
Forum: British Columbia   09-27-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,703
Posted By Lenagen
I did not wear a harness or use any protection...

I did not wear a harness or use any protection for myself this time and do not believe it is needed for someone with basic-intermediate scrambling and rock climbing skills who can keep a balance and...
Forum: British Columbia   09-27-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,703
Posted By Lenagen
Although the bottom part is inclined towards...

Although the bottom part is inclined towards dropoff, it is actually pretty flat and wide with plenty of secure handholds, and therefore we did not use a rope there. There used to be a fixed rope...
Forum: British Columbia   09-27-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,703
Posted By Lenagen
10 (twins) and 11

10 (twins) and 11
Forum: British Columbia   09-27-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,703
Posted By Lenagen
Although West Lion summit is called a classic 3-4...

Although West Lion summit is called a classic 3-4 class scramble in Matt Gunn's book, it does require rock climbing and pathfinding skills and you may easily go off the marked trail and end up doing...
Forum: British Columbia   09-27-2017, 02:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,417
Posted By Lenagen
Please ignore the blue route near the...

Please ignore the blue route near the Gentian/Helm ridge - it shows our pathfinding error - an ascent to the ridge on the very steep and loose scree between Opal Cone and Helm Glacier. You should...
Forum: British Columbia   09-26-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,417
Posted By Lenagen
Thanks! I will post a few TRs later, but there is...

Thanks! I will post a few TRs later, but there is nothing as adventurous as Castle Towers among our latest trips. Sorting out and uploading pics/videos takes a lot of time.
Forum: British Columbia   09-26-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,417
Posted By Lenagen
The Google Earth map below is based on GPS track...

The Google Earth map below is based on GPS track - the blue marker is a way there and red marker is a way back. All the tips on how to stay on the right track are in the TR.
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Forum: British Columbia   09-26-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,417
Posted By Lenagen
Helm glacier surely looked ugly - all dirt, ice,...

Helm glacier surely looked ugly - all dirt, ice, and crevasses, but fortunately, you do not have to walk on glaciers to reach Castle Towers summit, so who cares even if they look ugly and crevassed?...
Forum: British Columbia   09-26-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,703
Posted By Lenagen
West Lion summit scramble Sep 23, 2017

We scrambled West Lion summit on September 23, 2017 with kids with climbing gear (harnesses and ropes) for their protection. We summited West Lion for the first time on July 22, 2015, and noted a few...
Forum: British Columbia   09-26-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,417
Posted By Lenagen
Castle Towers scramble September 3, 2017

We scrambled Castle Towers west summit with kids during the long Labour Day weekend on September 2-4, 2017 (three days, two nights). We did not bring any glacier walking gear or ropes on the trip and...
Forum: British Columbia   09-01-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,375
Posted By Lenagen
It is only snowing at elevation of >= 2000 m,...

It is only snowing at elevation of >= 2000 m, e.g. at the top of Castle Towers etc:
http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Castle-Towers-Mountain/forecasts/2676...
Forum: British Columbia   09-01-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,375
Posted By Lenagen
Wow, to do Castle Towers (36 km, 2600 elevation...

Wow, to do Castle Towers (36 km, 2600 elevation gain, 3000-4000 cumulative elevation gain) in just 13 hours is truly amazing. Castle Towers is in my bucket list but likely as an overnight trip and I...
Forum: British Columbia   08-30-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,563
Posted By Lenagen
Great TR report! What an adventure! Awesome...

Great TR report! What an adventure! Awesome pictures! Something to be proud of - congrats! How did you fix the rope up there? Did you use natural anchors? Did you take bolts and cams with you to...
Forum: British Columbia   08-17-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,507
Posted By Lenagen
lol, I can personally relate to the "fell on the...

lol, I can personally relate to the "fell on the rocks and twisted her ankle" part, alas.
Forum: British Columbia   08-16-2016, 02:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,825
Posted By Lenagen
I remember seeing you near Brunswick mountain...

I remember seeing you near Brunswick mountain summit. I figured you were going off-trail, but had no idea you were hiking the mountain ridge around Deeks Lake. Well done! Scrambling Brunswick summit...
Forum: Washington State   08-09-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By Lenagen
Great TR and awesome pictures! They are indeed...

Great TR and awesome pictures! They are indeed worthy of Outdoor Magazine. Reminds me of earlier plans to hike Ptarmigan Ridge + Pinnacle and/or Portals this summer near Mount Baker.
Forum: British Columbia   08-09-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,915
Posted By Lenagen
Amazing landscape and wildlife photography!...

Amazing landscape and wildlife photography! Thanks for sharing your TR!
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