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A Trio of Lakes and Tricouni Peak

The wheels of Chris’s Jeep Cherokee bucked back and forth with a most ungainly rhythm as we drove up Squamish Valley’s BR 200 logging spur. Our destination, Tricouni Peak, awaited us at the head of High Falls Creek, high on the Squamish-Cheakamus Divide. Continue reading A Trio of Lakes and Tricouni Peak

The Retreads Grapple Gillespie

It was September of 2012, and a run of near perfect weather gave rise to the idea of climbing Mt Gillespie, in the Mamquam River Valley of the Coast Mountains. It’s a handsome mountain, surrounded by dwindling pocket glaciers, lies in a remote part of Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park.  So it was that Ted, Denis- also known as “The Retreads”- and I were rolling up Highway 99 at the customary early hour. Soon, we we had turned into the shadows cast by the sheer walls of the Squamish Chief. We would need to travel quite some time on logging roads to reach our destination. Continue reading The Retreads Grapple Gillespie