Mount Benson North Ridge route

March 28, 2022

~ submitted by Ken Warren

When I posted this hike the forecast said sun … unfortunately that was not the case. However the rain was light and didn’t last too long.

The trail was mostly clear and we didn’t spike up until near the summit. The wind and fog kept us from lingering too long at the top.

We saw only five other people on the mountain making it the quietest day on Benson I’ve had in many years.

It was a good hike with good company and my first hike with Ravi. Welcome to the club and I hope to see more of you.

Mt Elma Snowshoe

–Submitted by Ken Warren

January 8, 2022

After a flurry of early morning communications and a change in leader, five of us headed for Mt Elma on snowshoes from Raven Lodge. Although the parking lot was full, the trails were quiet. Fortunately someone had the same destination in mind and kindly broke trail for us. Conditions were ok with the temperature around minus 4, light snow, and light wind. The snow is quite deep and loose so it took some effort to get up to the summit ridge. Visibility was almost nil, but the windrifted snow and the mantled trees made the trip worthwhile.

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