Hiking the Stawamus Chief

27 04 2009

40th Marpole Scouts - on top of the Stawamus Chief

On Sunday, our Scout Troop went for a hike up the Stawamus Chief in Squamish BC.  The weather was perfect.  At the beginning of the hike, the temperature was around 12C and it promised to be a sunny day for the whole hike.  We had 8 scouts, 2 cubs, 5 parents, a friend and myself head up.  We lost one parent early due to the extreme start (it’s a really steep uphill to start) but the rest of us all soldiered up and even the few that looked like they were going to die at the beginning came through with flying colours!  The peak elevation is 620m so the elevation gain is almost 600m.  What an incredible view!!!

We hung up at the top of the mountain for about 1 hour and then hiked down the “east trail” via the  gully and it was a fun technical root hop.  Lots of little scrapes and scratches to help the kids remember the hike!  A great start to the warm weather!

For all the pictures, head over to:

http://www.slacker.ca/brian/webpics/showpix.aspx?20090426Chief

 

Enjoy the view!

 

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3 responses

27 04 2009
iheartfilm

Incredible view, indeed.

29 04 2009
Michael

I used to love hiking the Chief. Unfortunately I can no longer do any hiking due to a spinal cord injury. Very nice pics!

29 04 2009
dragonspeed

I hope the virtual trip up through pictures helped you relive it. Thanks for your comment.

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