Friday, 25 February 2011

Mt Troubridge from Rainy Day Main

Troubridge summit coordinates: N 49.48.739 / W 124.10.118

Troubridge cabin cooridnates: N 49.48.727 / W 124.10.646

3 of us spent the night up at Troubridge on Feb 22. Went up from Rainy Day side and it took 5 hrs up and 3 hrs down. Didn't need snow shoes until about half way up. We took some dishes up, but there is still lots more at the bottom, so please bring more up.

As you get towards the top of the summit lots of the trail markers are buried in snow and from the summit to the cabin, there was a 5 minute stretch with all the markers buried, which I have since reflagged in pink or green. There is a nice packed trail to follow for now, but if there is more snow up there, make sure you have a GPS and know where you are going, as it would be easy to get lost. The SCT trail North from the summit is completely buried and no tracks at all, and only the bypass to the cabin is flagged.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Fairview Bay Access


I was on the fairview trail yesterday and thought you may be interested to know that danger blasting signs have been posted just after the towers just after you go up hill on the sct . I continued on the trail as i couldn't hear any activity above me . The trail was fine but i watched to see if any rock blast had reached the trail and it looks like it hasn't. There may be activity there though at other times that could stop access to fairview bay. You never know with signs. Often they get put up and know one removes them when they are done.
I thought i should let you know what i see as i noticed that you found the bridge taken out along the pole line road. I found that one day in december when i was out and the daylight was short and i was looking for a quicker way back . I turned around and took the trail back . Fortunately i cary a headlamp all the time.
The next time i was in a hurry i just stomped through and changed my socks and shoes when i got to the car. Hopefully the creek will be smaller in the summer.