~ submitted by Mary Hof
April 21, 2018
The hike to Mt Prevost April 21 was great. I combined this hike with the Outdoor Club of Victoria, when I saw that so many were signing up, (but I didn’t want to say no to anyone). I asked Ray Billings to help out and it worked out great.
We had 19 people and we split the group.
We actually went the same route and every so often, we would catch up to one another. We had two turn around near the beginning, as it was more than one was able to do at the pace we were going. Good move on their part as that was the easy part. I did hear from them later by email, that with my directions they did make it to a nice viewpoint and returned the same way – they were happy.
One by one we all went up the rope area. We had great views. Our hike went to all viewpoints around the mountain, which meant we had to go up and down a lot more.
We all had lunch together on a rock which gave us great views of snow-capped Mt. Whimper, Landale, El Capitan, and Mt Service.
After lunch, we climbed to the white chimney that stands tall and is seen from Duncan and beyond.
Coming down we took a side route where we were right up against the steep rock that rock climbers are now using. Good footing was the key, but everyone did wonderful. We then took a different way down and completed the loop.
5 hours we were back to the cars.
Thanks Ray for your help, together we made 19 people happy, and I didn’t have to tell anyone that the trip was full.