1 month ago

2 months ago

Did this hike yesterday, July 3rd 2017. The trail is actually still closed and I will say for good reason. I figured it was a spring thing they forgot to
take down, but there is indeed still a lot of snow on the route, starting with when you get to the boulder field.
The trail markers can get hard to find due to the snow. Having to climb steep hills in snow with visible holes in which make you think it could give at any moment if you step in the wrong spot is a tad bit scary. When you finally make it to the top of the saddle before heading on to grouse, (it's a serious workout with the snow slowing you down) you have then go down - in snow of course. My hands were partially numb the rest of the day from cold exposure and burns from when I tried to stop myself from sliding when I would slip, but also from climbing up these snow banks using my hands to help gain traction.

I have a few bumps and bruises I wear with pride from a great workout, hike, and adventure, but just be prepared for this one with a good level of fitness and a tough mental attitude.

I would not recommend this trip solo.

on Hanes Valley Trail

10 months ago

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Very nice hike! Did this last year!Everything you can ask for. If you have time, swim at not an falls before you go trek the Boulder portion of the hike. It get hot in the summer. If you look back at the hike, you can see the breathtaking view of the valley! Love this hike! Doing it again this summer

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Nice views of the valley and surrounding peaks during the first half. Prepare for a steep, scrambling hike over loose rock for the second leg.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Check out my review of Hanes Valley @ Vancitytrails.com.