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Hiking Mount Troubridge Part 2
Timestamp Free: 2020.02.22 - 21:12:47
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges
  (1 days)     Elevation Gain: 1000m
Participants: Klaus Haring
Difficulty: 1: Some steep sections
The summit hike
Continued from Hiking Mount Troubridge Part 1

I made a crack of dawn start and ate breakfast in my motel room to safe time looking for a restaurant. I then reached Saltery Bay before sunrise, only driving around Rainy Day Lake did the first sunrays peek through the trees. The road was much rougher driving than it had seemed walking down the day before. There even were mild waterbars which I had not noticed and could hardly see sometimes, however they gave a nasty jolt even at low speed. Shortly after the 5km marker I saw the SCT coming up from the south and parked nearby. Then it was barely 100m where it turns uphill again. At the trailhead a road sign said Mt Troubridge Tr. 7km and the map showed a P further along the road. The trail climbs steeply through first older than younger second growth until it comes to a good gravel road. Perhaps this is where you come up from the other trailhead, but there was no signage. It follows that for a short distance then continues up an overgrown spur. Eventually it zigzags through dense young second growth to the top of the clearcut at km 165. From there it climbs nice open moderately steep old growth to the first bump on the east ridge of Mount Troubridge. There it drops ever steeper into the next saddle, then even steeper below that. Eventually it levels out above a large clearcut. [photo]P1090300.JPG[caption]View of Rainy Day Lake taken on the way back[/photo]

There were limited views of Rainy Day Lake between the tree trunks. It looked difficult and not very profitable to go further down for better views. I hoped there might be some further along. However the trail began climbing diagonally up the south slopes, occasionally taking advantage of some level benches. Near the 172km I was passed by 3 middle aged...

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