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Golden Ears  British Columbia   #1186
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges

Height: 1716 m -> 5630 feet
Prominence?: 1002 m above Neill-Gold Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Robie Reid (13.4 km away, at bearing 55 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Robie Reid (13.0 km away)

Location:   49.36278,-122.50750     49:21:46, -122:30:27   10U 535760 5467902 (15 km SE of Wigeon Lake). (18 km NE of Maple Ridge). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.07   AreaCode: EM92/DF60
First Ascent: 1911 BCMC Party
Golden Ears from the South (Summer)
Golden Ears is the high point of the divide between Gold Creek and Pitt Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park. It's a popular destination for local hikers, probably because the Golden Ears massif with its multiple summits is visible from almost anywhere around Vancouver and the lower Fraser Valley. From Gold Creek, a trail with 1500 m elevation gain leads to its summit.

Name Notes: Supposedlly the original name which was Golden Eyries, after the golden eagles which nested on or near the mountain. But, the 'Ears' name is appropriate because the summit has two peaks which do look a bit like ears from some viewpoints.


1. Access and Trail Class 2. From Vancouver, drive along the Lougheed Hwy to Maple Ridge (Haney). Fork off Lougheed onto Dewdney Trunk and follow it to 232nd St, where you turn left. Drive north on 232 to Fern Crescent. There is a Golden Ears Park sign on the right. Turn right and follow Fern Crescent through the park gate and drive to the end of the road. You will see signs for upper and lower canyon trails. Follow the main upper canyon trail until branching trails eventually disappear after 2 km or so.
 

Trips within 1 km
54 2005.04.22 Golden Ears from West Canyon Parking Spot Nancy Mickelson
37 2004.08.16 Edge to Blanshard Traverse, down Evans Creek Jesse Mason
42 2004.07.20 Edge Peak - Northwest Ridge Route Justin Brown
29 2002.01.13 Edge Peak South Ridge (almost) Drew Brayshaw

Comments
2011.03.31 Old "Mount Blanchard" included Golden Ears Drew Brayshaw
 

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
16 Golden Ears Snowfield Justin Brown
12 Golden Ears from the South (Summer) Justin Brown
9 Golden Ears - West Face Justin Brown
8 Standing on the Lower Ear Justin Brown
7 Golden Ears Aerial Profile from East Drew Brayshaw
7 Descending the Golden Ears Don Luymes
7 Golden Ears and Edge Peak from Blanshard Needle Justin Brown
7 Routefinding on the East Face of Golden Ears. Justin Brown
6 West Face of the Higher Ear - Golden Ears Justin Brown
5 Golden Ears in winter sunset Serguei Okountsev
5 Golden Ears From the South (winter) Drew Brayshaw
4 Golden Ears and Edge Peak from the North Don Luymes
4 Solace in the Afternoon Sun - Golden Ears Justin Brown
3 Golden Ears Group from West Nancy Mickelson
3 Golden Ears West Face Winter Kevin deHaan
-4 Golden Ears Group Justin Brown

Placename Photos
20 Mount Robie Reid from Golden Ears Justin Brown
19 Lonely Coastal Peaks - View Northnortheast from the Golden Ears Justin Brown
12 The Wild Blue Yonder - Golden Ears Park Justin Brown
10 Forger Peak and the Snow Bowl Glacier from the SW ridge of Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl
9 Piluk Peak from Old Pierre Mountain Klaus Haring
9 Blanshard Needle NW Aspect (from Golden Ears in Summer) Justin Brown
8 Labeled Panorama Southeast from Whirlwind Peak Lucas Earl
8 Labeled Panorama South from Overlord Mountain Lucas Earl
7 Panorama of Mount Judge Howay Area in Winter Scott Pick
7 View Up the Gold Creek Valley Greg Jones
6 Above Pitt Lake Greg Jones
6 Edge Peak from the Northwest Anthony Mallinson
5 View of the Northwest Side of Old Pierre Mountain Scott Pick
5 Golden Ears from Pitt Polder Chris Ricard
4 Edge Peak and Blanshard Needle Kevin deHaan
4 Looking up from Panorama Ridge Start Kevin deHaan
3 Golden Ears Emergency Shelter Chris Ricard
3 Looking straight down the North Face of Mount Judge Howay Scott Pick
3 Northern Golden Ears Park Scott Pick
2 Golden Ears with Emergency Shelter Chris Ricard