Jonathan and I decided that Good Friday was a good Friday to try out Mount Crickmer. Jonathan downloaded Irina's GPS track which turned out to be invaluable as the trail was very tough to see with the snow cover.
We were able to drive quite a way up the secondary forest access road because the gate at the bottom isn't really locked, just closed. We pulled and it opened. We drove up to a point that seemed like a natural parking space and hiked from there. It wasn't long before we were into snow, maybe at about the 550m level
We got off trail once but we were able to get back on track quite quickly thanks to the wonders of GPS.
We seemed to hit this one at a tough time where we were too late for good snow and too early to avoid snow. Along the way we spotted a large bear print. I didn't have my hand in the picture I have included but Jonathan has one with my hand in it to show that the print is about 4" longer than my hand. After seeing that we had our heads on swivels for the rest of the day.
Fighting through the soft, sloppy snow eventually wore us to the point where we decided to call it a day. We turned back and had lunch on the bridge shown in the pictures. Beautiful view and a nice soft seat with about 4' of snow to sit on.
Not completely worn out from our hike we decided to tag another small hike onto this one. It is a small trail that leads from Burma St to Rolley Lake. I suspect the trail is 3 KM round trip and maybe 300 m of gain. A nice little add on to our day.