In the end, John's wife allowed us an extravagant 4 day window. Dizzy with this previously unimagined time opportunity, our minds drifted to a re-visit of Rugged mountain from which we had been rained and snowed off of a year earlier. This year, after a week of unsettled weather, forecasts promised clear skies: it couldn't get much better than that.
The plan gelled as we drove Northward up the island, if we were lucky and could do Rugged mountain in a day, then, we would possibly be able to do some other climb in the area (Wapiti, if not Warden Peak on the way back down island). So, greedy for opportunity, we planned a one day ascent of Rugged mountain.
We expedited our travel schedule by eating drive through "junk" in Campbell River and thereby arrived at the base of the N20 spur at around 20:00, just as it was getting dark. The trail does not see a lot of activity because the rocks and wood block that we had used a year previous to level the camper were still set out ready for us to use. We hurriedly parked the camper, set out gear debating what we would reasonably need, John... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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