1. It has water.
2. It takes you directly back to your car.
3. Its faster, both for the above reason (the old way had you descending into a different valley, requiring a shuttle of some sort) and because its just faster.
4. The views from Crossover Ridge are stunning, and the profile photo of the NE Buttress is something you'll certainly want to send your grandmother after you've climbed it.
5. The old way isn't legal anymore, anyway, since the Canadian Forces have closed that valley.
Thanks to the co-conspirators Laurie, Sarah, Nick, Bruce, Cyrus, Blair and special VIP appearance by The Famous Colin Haley.
We put a lot of work into this trail and we don't want it to grow over! Get out there and use it! (it is also a nice hiking into a stunning area of Fraser Valley alpine).
Watch for a future post where I'll provide a link to a topo of the descent.
http://www.jeremyfrimer.com/visitor/Cro ... escent.pdf
And apparently some have been asking about route conditions. Its still pretty snowy up there, and the pocket glacier is still quite big and active. Picture from the weekend:
http://picasaweb.google.com/seth.d.adam ... 0321480994
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/dck/Engineerin ... itions.htm
This would add about 5km to the approach.
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