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Mt Grant 07/09/09

Ahmad on Mt Grant:
“We had to turn back. I had myself no chance to continue. The fresh snow was a formidable barrier that we couldn’t pass through. I didn’t expect it and I was under-prepared for it. It was a good reminder of what frozen feet meant.

Eaton Lake trail was in good condition as it was when I did it 3 months ago. The bridges were still not repaired. The first log was wet and more slippery but doable with good care. The fork to Grant was just after the broken bridge at elevation 1300 m. We followed the south edge of the ridge. There was no trail defined. Some old ribbons and cairns from time to time till we got to altitude 1400 m. The ribbons became abundant in most places. There might be another newer trailhead closer to the third bridge.

The trail is generally bushy before the steep section. I was at the back all the time and I got soaking wet from all the water was on the leaves. The steep slope starts at 1550 m. The rocks were wet, cold, and slippery. We managed to negotiate them till we got to 1850 m.

I believe this hike would be have been a pleasant and quite scenic in good weather. I think the scramble would have been also easy.”

Mt Grant 24/05/09

Ahmad on Mt Grant:
“No one signed up. Nevertheless I gave it a humble try. The snow conditions didn’t look good and deteriorated quickly with the day heat. The terrain looked untamed – some ribbons but no trail. It looked too rough. I turned back on my first hard step so I cannot comment on how difficult actually it would have been. I believed it would have been some painful postholing. However, the trail to Eaton Lake was in good condition except the bridges. There were 3 broken bridges out of 4. It adds some difficulty. I also saw a couple with a dog, who refused to cross the last broken bridge. The lake was still covered by a crust of ice. There was some snow on the last 70 m of elevation. I should also say that I liked Eaton Trail. It is a forest hike but a nice one.”