Today, I did it.
It's a doozy, and it pretty much beat me up.
Granted I took some tough trails on Seymour that I knew would be shorter, but a bit more difficult (technical) than some of the main established trails. A full trail list is below.
|Eagle Bluffs pano|
|Top of Black Mountain. From here down to the lodge currently is 50% snow|
|Pano from Black Mountain|
|Garibaldi, Tantalus Range, Sedgwick|
|Top of Grouse; two down (up?), off to Seymour|
|Looking over to the three peaks of Seymour from the top of Grouse; how far away is that!?|
|A couple awesome cedars on CBC trail (also pictured on Gary's page if you can't tell what a monster this is)|
|Snow slog starts about 1/4 mile out of the upper parking lot on Seymour; very soft, slushy, taxing|
|Looking east, on the way to Pump Peak; Coquitlam, Golden Ears, Robie Reid?|
|East again, from Pump|
|That feels better|
- Knee Knacker start over Black Mountain, Baden Powell down to the dam and up Nancy Greene to Grouse.
- BCMC up, up to Grouse Peak, Mountain Highway and Baden Powell to Lynn Headwaters, Headwaters Connector, Twin Bridges over to Seymour.
- Powerline to TNT (awesome, very wildernessy and no people), somehow got off TNT and onto Lola's (very cool, but slow), CBC, Seymour Road and trail to Pump Peak, return to Seymour Road.
- Old Buck off of the road, Three Chop (fun and technical) and spur MTB descent to Indian River Drive, Baden Powell to Deep Cove.
If you want to run this, wait a few weeks until the snow conditions on Seymour are better. Still glad I got out to do it, though. Driving home, it was the first time in awhile that I got emotional about a run...
May totals: 266.1 miles, 44,225' gain