Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mt Harvey

On Saturday Melanie and I decided not to do any big trips and just stay local. After reading every trip report known to man we decided on Mt Harvey just up from Lions Bay. We were able to get a lazy start and the drive up the sea to sky is always fun and beautiful. Mt Harvey is on page 41 of the John Baldwin book. Its quick access and friendly skinning make this an awesome place to ski. The summit is 1620m and just below that there is some awesome skiing in an old clear cut with the north side of the lions right in your face. The drive still took about half hour from North Vancouver. We parked at the trail head at 240m. There is limited parking so we had to park down the road a bit. But well worth the adventure.
aww, cute eh. I look short. 
All smiles at the trail head, we had to walk with our skis on our backs for about20min. After that it was just an easy old logging road for skinning.

spring skiing in January.
We stashed our running shoes in the woods and let the party begin.

this way.

Canada eh! check out the sweet igloo. 

howe sound in the background. 
The road ended in this huge clear cut. The final push to the top is a little exposed and with the afternoon sun baking the south facing snow we decided to play it safe and not do the final push to the top. Besides the skiing in the clear cut was awesome corn.

view of the top.
The real story of the day is when we stopped at our high point and Mel's ski took a solo run. We watched it drop like a km in distance down the hill over the horizon and into the abyss. So lucky we found it! It took some air and lawn darted into the snow.

Juneuary corn. Living the dream.

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