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Mount Seymour, Seven Summits in Seven Hours
Timestamp Free: 2019.09.16 - 14:18:50
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Fannin Range
(1 days) Elevation Gain: 1000m
Participants: Klaus Haring
Difficulty: 2: Some scrambling and bushwhacking
Climbing 7 named peaks on Mount Seymour
On a recent hike to Suicide Bluff I thought of other lesser peaks of Seymour I had not visited for a long time. There are 9 named summits and I idly wondered whether it would be possible to visit them all in one day and how long that might take. Nine hours? That would probably be too tough for me and the days were getting too short. Seven would be a nice number too and there are The Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each continent which I would not climb in this lifetime anymore. More modest Seven Summits in seven hours might be doable. I could choose as I went along which ones to do. I decided to start at Deep Cove lookout although that would mean an extra hour walking back to the car from the parking lot. It would make more of a loop hike and I wanted to see in what condition the Upper Perimeter Trail was, also it would take me most directly to De Pencier Bluff.
From the lookout the Perimeter Trail climbs steadily towards Goldie Lake, the early morning sun was slanting almost horizontally through the trees. Just before the Goldie Lake junction a faint trail branches off to the east, wet bushes immediately encroached on it. Rain pants or shorts? It seemed mild enough so I quickly changed to the later. Soon I had to detour a few deadfalls which I seemed to remember. In the swampy clearing near Percy Cr a big tree had fallen along the trail. My old sneakers were not completely soaked yet so I took them off and waded through the wet grass. A small pond that might have been deep mud at the bottom forced me back into the bush where I had to climb over a big branch of the fallen giant. Then I waded through the small creek that could be crossed on stepping stones if they are not too slippery.
Beyond in the forest the bush was very wet and I tried to push the...
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