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Chuck from Vancouver writes:

Hiked to the summit September 5. No clouds. No bugs. No people playing music. No people. Silence! Meadows starting to turn golden orange, still patches of late blooming wildflowers, and the alpine Larches are just starting to turn to gold. This is truly of of the iconic day-hikes in the lower mainland. Another 2 weeks and the larches should be magnificent. Get up there and enjoy the BC mountain magic!

    Posted: September 6, 2019 08:03:22 PM PST

    Dave from Vancouver writes:

    The view at the top is pretty fantastic. 360 degrees of mountains, all around!

    This hike deserves a higher rating. One person rated it 1-star for some reason and brought down the average. The only knock on the hike is there isn't all too much to see for the first half as you're in amongst the trees.

    The hike starts off with a steady, but manageable climb, then eases out in the middle, before steepening near the end. To make it to the top may require a bit of scrambling, but nothing extreme. Periodically take a pause to look for the most worn path, and you'll do fine. Walking along the ridge to the top would have to be the highlight.

    At a decent pace, it took roughly 3h40m to reach the top. The way down took about 2h50m without breaks. There were some bugs this time of year, so bring your repellent if you're up during the summer months.

    Also worth mentioning that the drive from Vancouver was only 2h20m on the Sunday I went, not the 3h advertised.

      Posted: July 28, 2019 11:45:32 PM PST

      Andrew Lam from Vancouver writes:

      Hiked up 86.7% up Frosty Mt on Nov 17th. This was a great Chriatmas'y hike. We had to turn back around when the snow reached our waist. We had no crampons or snow shoes, only carbide tipped trekking poles. Crampons would have helped as there were plenty of ice pockets on the first 2km of the trail. After 2km trail gets easier, more packing snow giving more traction. Trail up us a good mix of varying levels of switchbacks. We started the trail at 10am and turned back around 1pm, getting back to the parking lot just as the sun was going down. This is important as lower part of the trail is very icey if you dont have a headlamp and gear. Track your time appropriately, you dont want to get stuck up there when the sun goes down.

        Posted: November 19, 2018 01:26:25 PM PST

        TW from Vancouver writes:

        Completed 18th October 2018.

        Frozen snow on sections of the trail from ~1800m onwards.

        Ascent of the section from above the meadow to Windy Joe lookout (~200m) involved scrambling over rocks covered in frozen snow - crampons advisable.

        Ridge line to the actual peak was much more straightforward though also involved frozen snow on rock in places.

          Posted: October 19, 2018 02:10:24 PM PST

          Oliver Mann from Vancouver writes:

          Did this hike September 23rd, 2018. End of September or early October is a really good time to go as the Larches start to change colors. Layer up as the temperature can change drastically as you gain elevation. It was snowing at the peak. This was one of the best hikes I have done so far.

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            Posted: October 10, 2018 08:29:58 PM PST

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