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Mt Joan / West Side - Spring
12hrs loop

     Date: April 16 2009

Mt Joan West Side

Weather:  Sunny and cool
Wind:  Calm to Moderate

   The road walk is about 20/30 minutes then a short 10 min walk up a spur road to dry creek. From here it will depend on your hiking speed up the forested section to Beaufort ridge times would vary between 2 to 5 hrs. Then it is another 1hr hike up to Mt Joan summit. Most times in April you should not run into snow till the ridge. For the descent I hiked 1km south back down the way I came up but instead of repeating the same route I head North down a wide gully to to high logging road. From here it takes roughly 1.5 hrs to hike the 8kms of road back down to the orange gate.
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   How to get there??     Drive to the far end of Beaver Creek Road right onto Sommers then left onto Comox inland route drive 1km park by Orange Gate.

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