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Trematon Mountain (Lasqueti) via new trail
Timestamp Free: 2018.12.19 - 01:38:20
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges
  (1 days)     Elevation Gain: 326m
Participants: Lucas Earl Well marked, easy trail
Hike up Trematon Mountain up new trail through Trust land.
Weather: Mostly sunny and pleasant, SE winds over the Strait

Trematon Mountain (better known as Mount Trematon among Lasquetians) is the highest point on Lasqueti Island. With much of the land surrounding the mountain now part of a land trust in 2005, access has become easier and there is now a well marked trail to the summit.

In the past I have climbed Mount Trematon via the northwest or southeast, but the new trail come up the relatively gentle south slopes using old logging roads for the most part. Access to the trailhead is down Lake Rd. (aka Center Rd.) "Parking" is at the end of the public road, whereupon you follow the right of way to the trust property, also known as the "Workers Paradise Peoples' Private Road". [photo]1_IMG_2122.jpg[caption]The ironically private socialist road[/photo]

If you're biking (as I did) or walking to the trailhead you can continue on through here. You quickly arrive at the trailhead, which is marked by cairns in an open clearing and former house site. [photo]2_IMG_2080.jpg[caption]Trailhead is in clearing at right. Road continues along Trematon Creek[/photo]
  [photo]3_IMG_2082.jpg[caption]Trailhead with cairns at northwest corner of clearing[/photo]

 The trail leaves from the northwestern corner of the clearing, while the old road continues along Trematon Creek to the west. From here, the trail is well marked with rock cairns. The first section ends by joining another logging road and curving sharply to the right. (see waypoints) [photo]4_IMG_2083.jpg[caption]Trail veers to the right to follow old logging road[/photo]

The logging road is followed near to the end, and then the trail turns left and goes steeply below some bluffs. Most major turns are marked by cairns. ...

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