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Overnight Camping at Golden Ears
posted by: reidanne   email this member
Posted Monday, Feb 6 at 2:24 AM
Mon, Feb 6 at 02:24 AM
Regarding trail Golden Ears near Maple Ridge, BC

http://www.trailpeak.com/index.jsp?con=trail&val=820

I am looking at hiking to Golden Ears Peak and wondering about trail lengths and times. From my understanding I can hike 2 hours to Alder Flats, stay over night, hike 7 hours to Golden Ears Peak, stay over night at Panorama Ridge, hike back 7 hours to Alder Flats, stay over night, hike back 2 hours to the trail head. Is this overkill with the trip break up or is it necessary? Does it take 7 hours to get from the parking lot to the peak or 7 hours to get from Alder Flats to the peak? How do people usually break up this hike? Thanks!


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Jenk  email this member
Posted Monday, Feb 6 at 3:35 AM
Mon, Feb 6 at 03:35 AM
Regarding trail Golden Ears near Maple Ridge, BC

htt p://www.trailpeak.com/index.jsp?con=trail&val=820

It's approx 12 hrs return on average. Depending on your physical condition. Could take less or longer. About 2 hrs to Alder flats, approximately 4hrs to the peak. Yes you can camp on the ridge but it super windy. I would go on a clear day and the peak gets foggy in the afternoon sometimes. You want to fill up on water at Alder flats if going in the summer as it dries up nearing the top. If you're planning on going in the winter you'll most likely need snowshoes and crampons. Possibly an ice axe for the top. AvAlan he zones also exist. It's a difficult trek. Make sure you're physically ready for it. Happy trails!





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