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The hard way to Dinkey Peak
Timestamp Free: 2019.11.14 - 07:00:57
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Fannin Range
  (1 days)     Elevation Gain: 1000m
Participants: Klaus Haring
Difficulty: 1: Some steep rough trails.
Ascent via mountain bike trails on the SW side of Mt. Seymour, descent to Deep Cove
Dinkey Peak is the closest of the named peaks of the Seymour area to the parking lot. A short trail loops over the summit west of the start of the Mount Seymour trail. For serious hikers it is only attractive as a side trip. See Mount Seymour, Seven Summits in Seven Hours

Earlier this spring I had looked at the mountain bike trails of the lower slopes of Mount Seymour and found the Magic Kingdom trail starting just below the main parking lot. Last week I tried to find it starting from below. From the map it looked that if I took the TNT Trail and then always kept left I should get there. I started at Blue Ridge (Hyanis Drive) I found my way to the junction where the TNT trail should start. There was a map posted , but it didn't show this trail. However I had no problem finding it and followed the narrow gravel track straight up the moderate slopes. Higher up it began to traverse more following an old road that eventually turned straight up too. Then in a flatter area a disused looking trail crossed it and a few 100m further it branched uphill again.

There I went straight ducking under some low branches. Beyond the trail was clear again and I soon came to another crossing. There was no signage but from the map I found it was the Cambodia trail. Beyond that my trail looked again more used and followed an easy road to the gorge of Boulder Creek. The name seemed apt, there were lots of big rocks far below. The steep sided ravine would be difficult to cross there. [photo]20190513_112643.jpg[caption]Boulder Creek[/photo]

[photo]20190513_112813.jpg[caption]Tributary[/photo]

The trail crossed a tributary there and began to wind its way more convoluted through the uneven topography. It was mostly a very nice open forest, almost like old growth, except...

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