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A Hypothetical Circuit of Grouse Mountain
Timestamp Free: 2020.07.14 - 21:44:21
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Howe Sound Group
  (1 days)
Participants: Blair Mitten a long and strenuous day
By bureaucratic or sanitary necessity (depending on the reader's point of view), this story of a trip around Grouse Mountain could be a concept, or did it happen?
A Hypothetical Circuit Of Grouse Mountain.

On July 11, 2003, I postulated that it would be possible to walk around Grouse Mountain, and, that this is something that probably had never been done before. One would start going west on the Baden-Powell Trail from Lynn Headwaters Provincial Park, getting a long, strenuous section of the trip out of the way at the start. This would take one 2 hours.

In the early days of mountaineering in Vancouver a trail was blazed across the south slope of Grouse to ascend a ridge to the summit of Dam Mountain. I suppose that this trail could be found from the north-west corner of the Gondola Parking Lot or behind the grease shed north of the entrance to the Grind. At this point the adventurer would be entering the Greater Vancouver Watershed and though these are forbidden lands, imagine if one slipped into the old forest and past the old trail sign and just kept going. Before one kilometer one would cross a significant double creek-bed that is almost always running and climb up the steep bank west of the creek.

At this point a legendary trail climbs off to the right, passing the remains of Don and Phylis Munday's honeymoon cabin on the way to Dam Mountain, apparently. I sure hope that the remains remain. I reckon if our one were to instead follow the top of the creek bank downslope to the southwest about twenty or thirty meters one might latch onto a discreet path that would traverse the slopes west of northwest and down until a rumoured old logging grade can be followed as it gently climbs in a northern direction. This might become a trail and be followed surreptitiously, crossing Crown Creek, (high water in spring), through a grove of ancient timber, and up a forested, also ancient, moraine.

It is entirely possible that at...

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