Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mt Harvey 26/05/12

Robert D. on Mt Harvey:
“Seven of us (Robert, Ben, Viviane, Shari, Do, Jack & Jeremy) along with dogs Basil and Cedar set out on a fantastic day weather-wise to climb Mt. Harvey. The trail head parking lot was already full by 9 am, luckily we managed to get some spots not too far back down Sunset Drive. Trail was in great condition and the turn-off for Harvey well marked from the Lions trail. Snowline started about 1100 m. The snow in the trees is well packed, somewhat slippy and will take a another few weeks to melt out. The ridge itself was still snowbound and has some small cornices which demand care. The views from the top towards the Lions and beyond were expectedly spectacular. We made it back to the cars in a round trip of about 8 hours. Thanks to the great group for a memorable hike.”

Silverdaisy Mtn 13/05/12

Ben v. on Silverdaisy Mountain:
“This trip consisted of three very distinct phases. Phase one was a pleasantly dry series of fairly steep switchbacks. We made it up to the snowline around 1200 metres in short order. Above the snowline, we quickly lost track of the trail and entered phase two, which can be characterized as an attempt to find the path of least resistance through the forest. We did pretty well considering that this route was almost devoid of any markings. On the whole trip, we saw a total of two signs, three markers, and just a handful of flagging tape. GPS was useful for navigation up to the valley’s end. Phase three was the payoff. We walked a mellow open ridge to gain the last bit of elevation to the summit. The sky was clear and the views were many. Thanks to Bill, Doug, Marisa, and Rishi for joining me on this trip.”