Ascent of Baynes Peak on 2017-11-10

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Becca Romig
Date:Friday, November 10, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Baynes Peak
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:1946 ft / 593 m

Ascent Trip Report

Becca and I set out right from the front door of our B&B to ascend this peak. We were staying around 100 meters from the trailhead on Armand Rd. The trail winds up through beautiful old growth forest with many trail intersections. There are trail maps at just about every trail intersection, so that was quite nice for confirmation of our ascent route. The first viewpoint is incredible and we were able to see the ferries coming and going from Fulford. The clouds were blowing in and out of the valley below, making for some very photogenic moments. The summit views were incredible and we stopped up there for a long time to enjoy the scenery to the NW, W, SW, & S. The time lapse pics of the clouds rolling in were great. After the usual summit pics together, we headed down Armand Trail to another side view overlook. Not long after we arrived there, the sun came out in all of its glory, basking us in warmth and even better photo opportunities. After a bit of time here, we continued our descent, hungry for lunch. We opted to take Girlfriend Trail to Sunshine Trail to get back to the B&B as they seemed to sum up the best parts of the hike and allowed for some different scenery. This was an outstanding hike on Salt Spring Island, made even better by the fact that Becca was along on this perfect November day! Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1017 ft / 309 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1017 ft / 309 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Armand Trail
    Start Trailhead:929 ft / 283 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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