The peaks remained popular to the present day. Prior to the building of the bridges to the North Shore in the 1930's it was necessary to boat to the North Shore then take the streetcar up the hill, and hike from there. Many mountaineers built cabins on the peaks so they could get away for the weekend.
Phyllis Munday recalled later in life how she would wear a dress over on the boat, then change into "bloomers" (baggy pants) and hide the dress in the bushes to be resumed on the return to civilized society, to avoid shocking respectable older citizens of the town.
The peaks were popular for skiing from the beginning but this was twisted in the 1960's and early 1970's when a logging company was allowed to clearcut beautiful Cypress Bowl and then, after the ski hill was constructed, the clearcut was made into a provincial park. The granting of rights to private companies to charge climbers for park access has recently been revived by the Gordon Campbell Liberals, who seem to be fixated on promoting revenue generating mechanized recreation at the expense of independent, non mechanized back country users.
The easy access has created an ideal environment for inexperienced outdoor people to get into trouble. Many people don't realize that the wilderness here is just as rugged as anywhere on the coast and the weather just as unpredictable. Every year, the North Shore Rescue service responds to numerous incidents of lost or injured hikers and skiers/snowborders. For a lot of these people, it can be their first wilderness experience, and they may fatally misjudge weather or conditions.