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Magnesia Meadows Attempt on Skis
Timestamp Free: 2018.02.24 - 23:30:59
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Britannia Range
(1 days) Elevation Gain: 780m
Participants: Rebecca Fletcher Mark Fletcher
The trail up is narrow but just wide enough for tight turns. The steep climb under Mount Harvey can be dangerous under heightened avalanche conditions.
With the great weather and both having the day off me and Rebecca decided to go on a ski adventure. We decided on Magnesia Meadows and planned on arriving at 8am. The main parking lot on Sunset Dr was completely full so we ended up parking just down the street on Mountain Dr.
[photo]Parking.JPG[caption]This is were we ended up parking[/photo]
From There we walked up the road and made a left to the trail head at the end of sunset drive. We hiked up the trail with our skis on our pack until the second switchback and decided there was enough snow to start skiing.
[photo]IMG_6056.JPG[caption]The trail is pretty constant to this for nearly 2km[/photo]
From there we continued along the trail until we reached the magnesia creek spur which took us to the base of Mount Harvey. The trail is quite a bit smaller in width and had some dead fall but also has a more gradual incline
[photo]IMG_6062.JPG[caption]This is the start of the Magnesia Spur[/photo]
[photo]IMG_6065.JPG[caption]describe photo here[/photo]
[photo]IMG_6069.JPG[caption]Rebecca taking cover from the wind with the Howe sound in the background[/photo]
[photo]IMG_6073.JPG[caption]Mount Harvey from Magnesia Creek[/photo]
We continued on but were ultimately forced to turn back due to unstable conditions.All in all it was a fun day up in the...
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