This lovely little 5,600 ft. peak stares me in the face every day as I drive to school. How could I resist the invitation?
|Cascades from the side of Golden Ears|
We set out early in the morning, prepared for Canadian style trails and snow (Just FYI Canadians do not believe in switchbacks. I may have mentioned that already).
It was a beautiful day, overcast but relatively warm. The hike is 15.5 miles round trip, a long approach through forests along a beautiful river. We had a lot of fun and did indeed find snow! :)
|A view of the summit.|
Ultimately we turned back from the summit, due to the icy conditions. We learn!
In all reality, I think we are both more cautious on the others behalf than we are for ourselves. Fortunately, when we hike together this has the effect of keeping both of us from doing stupid things... ish.
Overall, a great little hike. Long enough to stretch your legs, cover some country, and feel good and tired at the end of the day.
Also, we have decided that ice axes would be a good investment.