at the West Canyon parking lot at 9:30 am on Monday, September 28.
Gorgeous day, wonderful destination, great companionship.
The return trip to Evans Peak is 14 km and gains 1100 m in 7 km. At least half of this distance is steeper than the BCMC trail and in even poorer condition. It was hard work going up and even harder work coming down.
The last km up to the peak has several vertical rock climbing sections were hikers are assisted by ropes and some friendly tree roots.
The vistas on the top were endless with a close view of Blanchard and
Overall a great hike.
Two of the hikers camped in the Park for two more days and scouted a number of local trails. The area offers all levels of trail difficulty from less than 5 hours hikes with minimum elevation to more than 10 hours hike to elevation well over 1000 m.
That makes the Golden Ears Provincial Park and its associated campgrounds a good destination for a NSH fall hiking camp. Stay tuned!