Thank you for Pam co-leading with me and, Karen and Ling joined us on this trip.
This popular in/out hike turned out to be an interesting loop hike for me.
Pam and Karen did the in/out. Ling and I completed the loop via Magnesia Meadows – this added 3.5km return.
On this beautiful Thursday morning, we met 8:30 am at the tiny Lions Bay parking lot. On a weekday early morning, there are still a few parking spots available when I arrived. I think the cost of $24 is steep but worth for the 24 hours parking if there is a spot!
Our small group maintained a steady pace and reached the summit of Mount Harvey under 4 hours.We did not go fast and had a couple water/sweat breaks.This was slower than an average NSH pace (I think!) as Mount Harvey could be rated as a B hike (In/Out) to be completed under 7 hours.
For this time, here are the stats for In/Out hike as per Karen’s GPS:
Distance: 12.2 km
Ascent: 1,384 m
Moving time: 6:01 hrs
Total elapsed time: 7:46 hours
The day was particularly clear and the views at the top of Mount Harvey were amazing.We all leisurely enjoyed a well deserved lunch break. Then, we departed separately back to the parking lot.
Ling manually recorded the times and elevations that he is sharing with us here:
“Here is my record of timing and elevation. Note that due to pressure change, the elevation reading may vary by 20 or 30 m within a day.
8:50 235 start
9:35 581 Brunswick jcn
9:53? Harvey jcn
11:22 1355 arr ridge
12:38 1620 arr
13:40 1621 dep
14:21 1431 HSCT jcn, near low pt
14:43 1440 hut
1545 local high
15:50 1486 Brunswick jcn
17:10 668 Tunnel Bluff jcn
17:35 600 Brunswick jcn
17:59 366 upper “Missing Link” jcn
18:14 263 fin
My GPS logged about 15.7 km from trailhead to trailhead.”
It’s another wonderful day with NSH… thank you all for keeping the club active!
Here are my photo link but you need to see the views in person… until next time. Katy