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  • Caltha Peak - hike/scramble (September 2022)
  • Beauty Peak - hike/scramble (September 2022)
  • Markhor-Needle Traverse & Flatiron - hike/scramble (September 2022)
  • Conway Peak - hike/scramble (September 2022)
  • Green Mountain/Pk 2200 - hike/scramble (September 2022)
  • Mount Brew (Whistler) - hike/scramble (September 2022)
  • Mount Barbour - hike/scramble (October 2022)
  • Mount Gillespie - hike/scramble (October 2022)
  • Cougar Mountain - hike/scramble (October 2022)
  • Barn Bluff (Red Wing, MN) - hike/scramble (October 2022)
  • Mount Steele - hike/snowshoe (November 2022)
  • American Mountain (attempt), Hunter Lookout - hike/snowshoe (November 2022)
  • Belcarra Mountain - hike/scramble (November 2022)
  • Oyster Dome - hike/scramble (November 2022)
  • Mount Thom & Cilliwack Mountain/Hillkeep - hike/scramble (December 2022)
  • Frenchman Mountain (Las Vegas, NV) - hike/scramble (January 2023)
  • Rolley Peak/Lookout - hike/scramble (January 2023)
  • Round Mountain - ski tour (February 2023)
  • Blowdown Peak - ski tour (February 2023)
  • Silverdaisy Mountain - ski tour (March 2023)
  • Spearhead Glacier/Husume Coulior - ski tour (March 2023)
  • Cowboy Ridge/Peak 2026 - ski tour (April 2023)
  • Slahanay Peak - hike/scramble (April 2023)
  • American Mountain & Mount Lincoln - hike/snowshoe (May 2023)
  • Mount Mclean Attempt, Red Rock Trail, Dragons Back Trail - hike/scramble (May 2023)
  • Stawamus Chief (South, Middle & North) - hike/scramble (June 2023)
  • Flint & Feather - hike/scramble (June 2023)
  • Goat Ridge (Squamish) - hike/scramble (June 2023)
  • Grouty/Mortar Peaks - hike/scramble (June 2023)
  • Pebble-to-North Creek Traverse incl. Pebble, Thiassi, Wesley & Sugus - hike/scramble (July 2023)
  • Mount Truax - hike/scramble (July 2023)
  • Blackcomb Buttress - rock climb (July 2023)
  • Whitecap Peak - hike/scramble (July 2023)
  • Mount Hanover - hike/scramble (August 2023)
  • The "Long Traverse" incl. Long, Tynemouth, Arrowhead, Tabletop & Anemone - hike/scramble (August 2023)
  • Armchair Traverse - hike/scramble (August 2023)
  • Snowspider Mountain - hike/scramble (September 2023)
  • Mount Trorey - hike/scramble (September 2023)
  • Macleod Peak - hike/scramble (September 2023)
  • Ben Lomond - hike/scramble (September 2023)
  • Mount Killam & Gambier Island - hike/scramble (September 2023)

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Tantalus View Lookout - High & Cheakamus Loop Trails, November 2020

Another fine November day, another reason to milk the last of the hiking season before the lifts start spinning and my priorities inevitably change. Never been to Brohm Lake before and always wondered what all the fuss was about, with the always-full parking lot and such. Yes, it is a fine place to burn a summer afternoon, relaxing on the lakeside slabs and enjoying a refreshing dip, but there's more to it than meets the eye! Set amongst a beautiful forest, the park has several trails that circle the lake and climb up to viewpoints overlooking the Cheakamus River with outstanding panoramas of the Tantalus Range. From the main parking lot, I did a counter clockwise loop around the lake and took the longer, more scenic route following High Trail and Cheakamus Loop Trail before returning back via the wooden bridge at south end of the lake. With a lovely lake, lush forest, stunning mountain and river valley views, this is a great little outing perfect for the Fall and Winter seasons!

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Croker Lookout & Little Horn - Dilly Dally Trail, November 2020

Damn, a couple months shy of a year in the backlog here! Wait a bit longer and I could just pretend the posts are current. Anyhoo...

Went for this on a damp and dark November day because well, the mountains were calling, and the objective seemed fitting for the time of year and conditions. The allure of this hike is Croker Lookout which amounts to a neat view framed by trees of Indian Arm with Croker Island lying there in the middle. Nearby Little Horn Mountain provides a named summit to satisfy the peakbagger in us, although there's not much of a view from its treed summit other than a glimpse of the Vancouver skyline with a sliver of Burrard inlet as well as a peekaboo view of Buntzen Lake. I was familiar with the approach, having previously hiked the Diez Vistas and Swan Falls loop trails, both of which start from Buntzen Lake. Fun little area to explore, not far from home and just enough of an "out there" feel for both dog and human!

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