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Mt Mitchelle / South Ridge - Summer
10hrs return

     Date: June 29 2008

Mt Mitchelle South Ridge

Weather:  Sunny
Wind:  Calm

    Frank call me the week before the July long weekend asking if I was interested in leading him up Mt Mitchell. I asked why that mountain and he explain he wanted to get a good look at Mt Regan’s North Ridge as he wanted to tackle it with his brother Chris one day. I had nothing planed yet for the weekend so took him up on his offer. He was coming up from Victoria so we hooked up at the Qualicum turn-off Saturday morning. Unfortunately I could not do my usual real early start due to a controlled gate at Oyster River. The Guard arrived at 6am so we got signed in and up the Oyster River shortly after. I had done a bit of research before but was surprised to see allot of fresh logging. So we parked were it looked good for an approached and headed up into the forest. Not long after we crossed a fresh logging road Ahhhh… A little wasted time but no biggy, so back into the bush and not long after we arrived at the slide zone. Terrain was a little steep but was easy to find a way up. Once on the summit ridge it was just a scramble over to the main peak which was at least a good km away. Great views from summit and noticed a steep gully up to summit which was very do-able if one was coming over from Augerpoint.

   How to get there??      Drive north toward Campbell River. 10 km before turn off inland hwy onto Cranberry road and drive to Gate where you'll have to sign in and also ask about directions if need be.

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