Ascent of Curtis Peak on 2018-05-22

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Becca Romig
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Curtis Peak
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:558 ft / 170 m

Ascent Trip Report

Becca led up this one after expertly navigating us to the trailhead after our morning stroll at Brooks Point Park. She spotted a great spot to cut off the trail and head north to the peak. It was as non-brushy as it can get here in the Salish Sea Islands, perfect open forest walking to a notch between 2 cliff bands, then wide open views of Orcas, Waldron, Stuart, and a few other islands. From there we continued through nice open forest to the top of the peak, which is open moss rocks and quite pretty. After relaxing on the summit for a bit, we could see Greenburn Lake and opted to hike that direction to take in some lake views. Again, we were not disappointed! Open forest walking led to the trail that circumnavigates the lake. We took in beautiful views of all the blooming iris flowers and lillies in a few different spots before taking the trail back to our car. After dropping off the pack at the car, we continued down to the beach at the end of Higgs Rd. Yet again, the views were even better than earlier in the morning at Brooks Point. Mt Baker, and N & S Twin were now visible, and we caught sights of dolphins and orcas! Curtis was by far the best off-trail hike of our Pender vacation!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:558 ft / 170 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:558 ft / 170 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Start Trailhead:0 ft / 0 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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