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An easier Way to Dinkey Peak
Timestamp Free: 2020.07.10 - 12:06:23
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Fannin Range
  (1 days)     Elevation Gain: 500m
Participants: Klaus Haring
Difficulty: 1: Some steep rough trail sections
More explorations of trails on the SW slopes of Mount Seymour
In the weeks following my long hike to Dinkey Peak from the Seymour valley (see The hard way to Dinkey Peak for details) I went back a few times to fill in a few blanks. The first trip I didn't go much further than my 1st reconnaissance. As expected my trail joined the Magic Kingdom trail not much further than where I had turned around. Then it was only a little way up to where I had come across the big log from the trail that had petered out. I then went back down the Magic Kingdom trail that descended some steeper rougher stretches than where I had come up before it followed flatter old roads and eventually the Cabin Trail that continued to the Mushroom Trail which led out to the power line and the Baden Powell Trail beyond.

The 2nd hike I wanted to explore the upper fork of the Magic Kingdom trail. I had planned to take my original trail again, but when I came to the first cross over on the TNT I wondered whether that might be a shortcut to the Cabin or lower Magic Kingdom trail. It immediately climbed a small bluff, then paralleled the TNT for a short distance above the rocks before turning east. However it didn't continue far in that direction and I soon realized that it was meandering between the two trails. There were some very steep steps that required a bit scrambling climbing up. Other places was level or slight downhill, mostly easy walking. [photo]20190609_102524.jpg[caption]The demolished bridge[/photo]

In one place a large log bridge had been destroyed by a chain saw. The trail seemed to have been deactivated on purpose and most is not shown on the OSM map although I hiked part of the Lumpy Gravy Trail. When I reached the Cabin or Magic Kingdom trail I soon began to climb more than I remembered from my earlier hike down and when I...

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