I had been up Mount Albert Edward and Mount Jutland a few years ago, and it seemed like a nice place to go for a couple of days. I had heard about a nice traverse that does a loop around the alpine terrain around Moat Lake. Access is ridiculously easy-the trail starts from the Mount Washington parking lot. As the hill was closed for the season, the general crowds would be at bay. It seemed like a reasonable objective, so off I went.
From the cross-country parking lot, I made my way through the cross-country trails out towards Helen Mackenzie Lake. The lake was still fairly well frozen, so I skooted across the lake to the south west corner, and then up the forested slope behind. The whole area is really quite interesting. It is on the edge of Forbidden Plateau, a sprawling, flat piece of sub-alpine that extends out towards Georgia Straight to the south of Mount Washigton. In any event, it makes for some pretty easy skiing. After about 10 km, the route hits a major rise which connects Forbidden Plateau to a a higher higher plateau which contains Mount Albert Edward, Mount Jutland and Mount Frink.
I stopped for some lunch below the Albert Edward and Jutland col. I had climbed both peaks on... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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