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The Acorn - Knothole loop in Pinecone Lake area
Timestamp Free: 2020.08.11 - 10:37:37
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges
  (2 days)     Elevation Gain: 1900m
Participants: Klaus Haring ,2-4 others
Difficulty: 3: The gap between Seed and Knothole Pk. is difficult scrambling and route finding.
A loop hike over Acorn, November, Seed and Knothole Peak with a side trip to Pinecone Peak
Last weekend Robin invited me on a 3 day exploration of the area south of Pinecone Lake. I had been there a few times long long ago and the hike brought back memories of trips past. One was a loop hike over Acorn ridge to Seed and Knothole Peak. I believe it was an Alpine club trip and we were a small party, but I can't remember any names or even whether I was the official leader or only the guide because I was the only one who had traveled most of the route before. The forecast was for a mostly cloudy weekend and I had not brought my camera which I regretted when Sunday turned out clear. (The photos are from the 2020 trip.)

We drove to the Knothole spur and after almost 25 minutes started hiking. I dont know what was the delay, I dont think we made a car shuttle. We had a half hour lunch stop along the Acorn spur, then in early afternoon a longer rest on the summit. I had been there in 1981 and camped west of the peak. See the trip report Climbing Mount Gillespie from the West That time I had marked on my map that I traversed the south slopes heading east the next morning. On this trip I had not marked that we continued down the ridge, but that's the only thing that makes sense. [photo]P1110463.JPG[caption]The ridge of Acorn from Seed Peak[/photo] Also see Acorn Peak from above.

[photo]P1110451s.jpg[caption]Looking back to November Peak from camp[/photo]

We then traversed November Peak. At that time the peaks were not yet named, there was no trail across November and we met nobody else. We then climbed the steep ridge to the edge of the plateau where we found suitable tent sites. I marked our camp on the map where the Seed trail comes up and noted in my diary "near lake." However I cannot remember whether we saw the lake the next...

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