After some late cancelation, we had 2 Ramblers and 1 guest. I learned from this hike you don’t want a whole lot of people as it takes time to go down the ropes without rocks flying on the person below.
We left Raven Lodge in a faint haze of smoke. Good conversation made the hike up past Lady Lake fly by. We exchanged pleasantries with groups of weekend campers making their way out as we headed in. We found the route towards Ball Lake fairly easily, and set off on our adventure.
Five Ramblers spent five days rambling the Augerpoint Traverse, visiting five summits along the way. It ended up being a 52km hike with approximately 4376m of elevation gain in the middle of a heat wave.
Another day in paradise! Our group of eight had a luxurious day on the slopes of Mount Maquilla.
In June, Jes and Matthew found this easy route up Mount Maquilla. I described the route as minimal bush, and I’ll stand by that statement. The majority of the bush is found on the overgrowing road, but even that has been trimmed over the years. It wasn’t much more than a minor annoyance.
Only 2 people arrived at the old Wood Mountain parking lot for an 8:30 start. The colour of the sunlight betrayed the presence of a smoke haze in the air, and the otherwise clear skies promised a hot day.