Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hollyburn to Strachan, 26/02/12

Alex P. on Hollyburn and Mt Strachan:
“Ten Wanderungers took part on a great Sunday afternoon snowshoe trip in the sun via the Hollyburn-Strachan traverse loop. The group included the 3 Dans (Dan, Daniel, and Danny), Hilda, Rita, Sigrid, Sophie, Brad, Callum, and Alex. Bluebird day that it was, both the parking lot and the Hollyburn trail were rather packed. Once we ventured past Hollyburn and descended onto the Hollyburn-Strachan trail we left the packed crowds behind and were rewarded with solitude with Nature the rest of the way. The big dump of fresh powder Friday made for an extra workout but was gentle on the knees. Saturday allowed for the snow to settle reducing the avalanche risk to low. We couldn’t have asked for better conditions. The powder made sliding down Hollyburn loads of fun. I am pretty sure that Sophie woke up a few hibernating bears with her scream as she slid down. There is sufficient snow that most of the trail markers are covered so diligent route-finding was important. Callum and Danny did most of the trail-breaking up the steep slopes. We were all very appreciative of their hard work while we stayed back and suntanned. The views from Mt. Strachan looking out to the Gulf Islands and the high mountains all around were spectacular!”

Slhaney 11/02/12

Stephen H. on Slhaney:
“Allan, Andrew, Douglas, and Mark joined me for this hike in Squamish. We headed up the Stawamus Chief trail and kept going to the snowy top of Slhaney. Along the way, we ended up taking the older, eroded, more interesting branch of the trail, which has two excellent viewpoints offering a look back to the Chief. The last bit is a rough and steep route. With snow and fog on top, we couldn’t figure out which bump was the actual summit. All in all, the hike was worth all the effort. Good conditions, with snow only really at the top.”

Tetrahedron 03/02/12

John K-S in Tetrahedron Park:
“Only two Wanderungers on this trip. We caught the 5:30 ferry to Langdale and quickly proceeded to the trailhead. We needed chains and 4×4 and GPS to find our way up. Skied in and arrived at Bachelor Hut around 10 pm or so with a large group of 9 showing up after us. Saturday went to Edwards Cabin and again another group of 11 came after us. Sunday skied to Steele Cabin and climbed Mount Steele and returned to Edwards Cabin in the afternoon and played Settlers of Catan in the evening. Skied out on Monday. Beautiful weather all weekend. Highly recommended trip. Check Tetrahedron website to see if large groups are planning to go up for the weekend. We had around 15 people per cabin for the Friday and Saturday night and it was quite comfortable.”