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cypress backcountry - howe sound crest trail

February 18, 2006

Saturday's weather looked awesome, and a bunch of us were keen to get outside. We decided to go for a social day in the North Shore Mountains. We began by skinning up the Howe Sound Crest Trail, but found many sections that were easier to follow on foot. Eventually we arrived at the base of a large gully which leads up to a notch just north of the top fo Cypress Mountain's Sky Chair.

After following the Howe Sound Crest Trail we arrived at the base of this gully

 

We skinned up much of the gully before switching to bookpacking

 

The nerve!

 

Good views of Howe Sound from the top of the gully

 

Hanging out at the top

 

Howe Sound and the Sunshine Coast

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