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Mount Mulligan Revisited
Timestamp Free: 2019.12.09 - 14:30:57
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges
(null days) Elevation Gain: 1123m
Participants: Martin, Asia, Maciej Long skin up the road
A ski to the top of Mt. Mulligan, from the first switchback
Having not done much planning for the weekend we decided to head up to Mt. Mulligan again, since we are familiar with the area. Maciej did the driving today, and we parked just at the first switchback. An attempt was made to drive further up with chains but we didn't get too far, so we backed down and parked at the first switchback where there was room. Temperature was about -6, and the snow was still powdery on the sides. The skin up was pretty long, there were tracks made by snowmobiles.
[photo]mull1.jpg[caption]Near the top of the road[/photo] The clearcut near the top was all tracked out by snowmobiles, but at least they weren't around on this day so there was some peace and quiet. The views from the clearcut are quite good.
[photo]mull2.jpg[caption]Looking across Squamish to the Fries Creek Valley[/photo] We got to the summit, snapped some pics, then had a good ski down to the clearcut to have lunch in the sun. After lunch going down the clearcut there were a few spots with some good untracked powder.
[photo]mull3.jpg[caption]Getting ready to ski down the road[/photo] We didn't see any people until the ski out on the road, and ran into a few parties coming up. It seemed that every group had a dog with them. The ski down the road was much easier than last time, you could ski off to the side into the powder and it was easy to do turns to stop.
[photo]mull4.jpg[caption]Good skiing down the road[/photo] Lower down on the road we ran into guy coming up the hill in a quad with chains, it looked like a very effective way to get up that road. He said he was going to check on his equipment, I guess he runs the logging operation there. He was a very friendly guy and we chatted with him for a few minutes. He seemed quite knowledgable about the area. Further down near the...
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