After this a road not taken to the left climbs and stops. If you hike up the woods veering left and crossing a creek a mine entrance can be found with an old bunkhouse, and gondola station, and colourful waters. We continued, wading a significant creek. We dare you to ride it! The road gets bushier and look for a fork to the left before the height of land with an orange square metal trail marker above a faded white sign. "To the Alpine" it says so "to" we go. Stash the bikes here. Follow a decommisioned road looking for an unmarked even more decommisioned road heading off right following a level contour. No marks but your on the right trail when you pass a rusted circular saw blade impaled in a log by Paul Kubik, the creator of this route.
Follow the once-a-road to a switchback before a creek and find a marker and flagging above the road bank. The flagging marks your route up the west side of the creek to the alpine. Rocks and meadows lead to the pass and a view of Sky Pilot, Red Mountain and the lakes at the head of Omer Creek. The Ben is easily climbed from here on snow and easy rock. Firm boots... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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