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Sunshine Mountain, Cadwallader Range
Timestamp Free: 2020.09.21 - 12:47:59
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Cadwallader Range
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Participants: Shelley and Peter
Difficulty: 1: Good trail, easy rout finding once off trail, boulders, loose scree
A hike up the Sunshine Mountain Trail in the Cadwallader Range
Sunshine sits high above the town of Bralorne and 50 some odd years ago was considered for a ski hill and was home to a rope tow before the areas gold rush came to an end. The old ski cabin is still standing and there is a trail that leads to tree line from the cabin which gives good access to Sunshine and Crazy. [photo]sunshineaccess.jpg[caption]Location of road and cabin[/photo]

Information on the trail and access to the cabin was not readily available online so armed with the backroads map book and some satellite images we decided to go see if we could find the cabin and check out the trail. It turns out both were very easy to find. [photo]2016062812.19.33.jpg[caption]Bralorne Ski Club Cabin[/photo]

Access is from the Noel Creek FSR slightly past the 2km mark. The road up to the cabin is in fantastic shape. I don't know if I would take something without clearance up (just to be on the safe side) but there were no problems what so ever in our jeep wrangler. There is lots of space to park at the cabin.

I was quite impressed with the cabin and how well loved it is. There is a sign asking you to leave it as you found it and asking for a 5.00 donation per-person per-night. The view from it can't be beat. However, it appears you have to bring in water and that there is no longer a out house. [photo]2016062814.50.39.jpg[caption]Easy snow route up between the two peaks. Centre left is the tarn near where the trail pops out.[/photo]

The trail up to the alpine was another really pleasant surprise. It starts as a very obvious ATV track behind the cabin and climbs quickly and steeply to tree line through a really pleasant forest. It pops out of the trees just south west of a very small tarn that is obviously frequented by a wide assortment of animals. From...

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