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Standard Route up Mt Alexandra
    I have made up a "Topo/Image Map", with the approx. location of the standard route up to the summit of Alexandra Peak

Click - 'Green star' to veiw photo taken from that approx. location.

Summit shot Yea that's me Looking back down at the ramp,  See the rock buttdress in the center A nice alpine lake at the base of Alexandra Once around the buttdress climb loose rock to ramp The route to the summit goes up the ramp in the middle of the rock face. A large rock buttdress blocks the way on Small Tarn, No trees here!! Alexandra's Summit in the background Taking in the veiws Looking back at what I had just hiked Ontop of the first false peak Looking East towards Vancouver Leaving the trees behind me The Mighty Grand Hinde Easy hiking through open meadows  I zoomed in on the summit to get a better look Gaining access to the upper ridge Starting to head back up again The ridge takes a turn and heads down towards some water Perl Lake looking like a real gem The pinnicale I was just standing on One Nosey Rock Standing on top of a rock pinnicale. Ekkkkkkk...... Stopped for a short break Beware of losse rocks, while climbing up a gully The kids out doing some rock climbing You need to use all fours here The first headwall to get battle Climbing up moss covered bluffs Easy walking in the timber House sized Rocks Oyster River in low water conditions Park here & look for flagging
How to get there??     Trail head of Mt Alexandra starting from Norm Lake, the headwaters of the Oyster River. Driving up from the south part of the Island get on the Inland Island Hwy. Drive North past Courtenay/Comox Turn-off about 25km, look for the Cranberry Rd Turn-off and turn left at the traffic lights. Stay left on the gravel road for a bit then come to a gate with a security guard, he will sign you in. The gate is open to the public on weekends only, from 5:00am to 6:00pm. Once past the gate stay on the Oyster River Main line for 29km the first 20km is good, 20-24km the road gets a little rougher and after that cross ditches start to appear, a 4x4 is nice to have from here on. Just pass km28 drive uphill looking for flagging tape at the first sharp bend left. You should be able to see the river from the roadway about 40ft below if you are in the right location. The trail is a flagged route, for the most of it with some route finding. Allow a 5 to 8hrs for a return trip depending on you're pace.
Cheers: Quagger