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2212 days ago 0 comments From: chrisl Category: GPS Routes  Tags: watersprite driving instructions 
From Squamish: The Mamquam River Forest Service Road (FSR) leaves Highway 99 about 1 km south of Squamish at the Apron parking lot (Stawamus Chief Provincial Park).  Follow for 13.2 KM then turn left on to the Skookum Dam Road.   Continue 6.6 KM to near end of road at the Dam and parking area at a locked yellow gate.  AWD or 4x4 highly recommeneded for this last 6.6 KM
3608 days ago 0 comments From: Bill Category: GPS Routes  Tags: seymour baggerchallenge northshore 
Region: The North ShoreDifficulty: StrenuousApprox Time: 14 hoursDistance: 42kmElevation Gain: 2500+ mSeason: summerCamping: NoDog Friendly: Yes (except Runner)Public Transit: YesApprox. 30 min from Van Peaks:•Suicide Bluff(1167m) (P:57m)•de Pencier Bluffs (1230m) (P: 50m)•Mt.Seymour (1449m) (P: 453 m) •Runner Peak (1370 m) (P: 120 m)•Mt.Elsay (1419m) (P: 254m)•Rector Peak (1270m) (P: 60m)•Curate Peak(1266m) (P: 76m)•Vicar Peak (1247m) (P: 57m) From the end of Riverside Drive follow Fisherman’s, Mystery Creek trail, Powerline trail, TNT, Run Lola Run, and Magic Kingdom trails to the Seymour Works Yard. From there head to the end of the parking lot and take the Mt Seymour trail heading west to Suicide Bluff, then east to DePencier Bluff, past first and second pump to Mt Seymour. Return a short ways before catching an old trail around the west side of Seymour which takes you in the direction of Runner and Elsay. Climb runner via a gully on its south side, then drop back down and climb Elsay via its south side. Returning again, you reach a trail junction heading north over the minor summits of Rector, Curate, and Vicar. Now descend to Vicar Lakes and catch the Vicar Lakes trail down to the east spur road near the Seymour Dam. From here it's a 15km run back to the end of Riverside drive. This is a long day. If doing it in early summer bring an ice axe and crampons as there will be snow on the upper ridges. These tracks are also available for download on OSM. Bring a headlamp. Familiarity with the route is required to accomplish this in the estimated time. There is some bush on the route past Elsay. Early season snow can speed progress. For bus access, take the 214 Blueridge from Phibbs Exchange to Stop#54109 at Berkley and Hyannis. From the end of Hyannis Drive you can connect to Fisherman's trail via Hyannis trail and Bridle Path (northbound) or via the Baden Powell (westbound).
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