The BCMC - one last time

The BCMC – One last time

Assuming that this may very well be the last glorious (weather-wise) Fall weekend we get in 2010, I thought I’d lug myself up to the North Shore one last time to tackle the trails around Grouse Mountain.

The original idea was to tackle my new favourite trail, the BCMC (British Columbia Mountaineering Club), to the top of Grouse Mountain and kick around up there for a bit before coming down late afternoon in time for the Canucks vs Red Wings Game, but I was enjoying the trails so much that I decided to make a big day of it and take the Baden Powell/Skyline Trail for quite a ways before doubling back jumping on the BCMC (as per map above) as originally planned.

The BCMC for those who don’t know, is an alternative trail to the infamous “Grouse Grind”, leading hikers up to Grouse Mountain’s chalet. Almost an identical distance (2.9km) and scaling the same gruelling elevation gain (2,800 feet) as the Grind, the BCMC has the major advantage of being largely unknown, and therefore enjoys far less traffic on a day-to-day basis – perfect for a weekend ascent!

One of my favourite places to be in Vancouver for sure!

The BCMC – One last time

The BCMC – One last time

The BCMC – One last time

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