Another spectacular full moon and clear night sky over Cypress Provincial Park!
We headed up the Hollyburn Mountain trail and then veered over to the Upper Warming Hut for some hot chocolate.
Once it was time for home, the boys pulled their troop-issued crazy carpets out of their backpacks and rode them down the mountain trails all the way to the parking lot.
Good clean fun!
BTW…the horizontal string of lights in the background are the night skiing lights of Grouse Mtn. (4,039 ft) approximately 5 km away across the Capilano watershed and the valley containing Capilano Lake.
North Vancouver Scouter Ralph Rinke devised The Baden-Powell Trail Challenge to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its opening in 1971.
Part I: Horseshoe Bay straight up over Black Mountain to Cypress Provincial Park – COMPLETED.
“A steep but rewarding trail, with magnificent views over Howe Sound, leads to the alpine meadows and small lakes of the summit plateau. Although close to Vancouver and easily accessible, Black Mountain demands considerable expenditure of energy by those who ascend it from the west; the result, however, makes it worthwhile.” 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia, Mary & David Macaree.
7 hours. 3500 feet elevation gain. A “considerable expenditure of energy“…yeah, you might say that!
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