Second time hiking in the Cypress area and it was much clearer than the last time! We were a little worried when we were nearing the South summit and felt a few drops of rain but nothing more than a few drops and it was gloriously sunny by the time we descended between the two peaks and made it up to the North peak for a break. Stunning views, nice variety in trails and good weather made for a great trip. We did the version of the hike as described in 103 Hikes 6th Edition, save for a mini detour off the end of the HSCT on the way down to check out the Bowen Island lookout, nice little area and quite a few family groups there. We weren't big fans of the rocky, slippery trail down the Christmas Gully on the way down from the saddle between the two peaks, but at least it wasn't very long. Five minutes before we reached the car, came across a few people gazing up at a black bear about 1 km up a ski run, around the same place we saw a bear family over at Seymour a couple of months ago. Strange how they seem to hang around the more populous hiking areas. Around 4 hours and 45 minutes with half hour or so at the North Peak.