It is rumored that the name of the mountain came from the rockslide which created the lamb-like feature on the eastern side of Mount Lamborn. Does anyone know more facts about this rumor? When did it occur, for instance, the rockslide?
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Unnecessary mountain is usually not a destination itself; it's on the Howe Sound Crest Trail that starts at the Cypress ski resort parking lot and ends at Porteau Cove; it's usually a 2 day hike with an overnight camping stop halfway..
The HSCT offers spectacular views of Howe Sound. It's popular, safe and the trail is well marked. At Unnecessary Mountain there is a spot where hikers need to descent about 8 feet using a rope. So ability to do a few pushups is a must :).
The name comes from the fact that to get to the Lions there is another path (from Lions Bay)..making this an unnecessary mountain.
Some advanced hikers attempt to ascent the West Lion peak; it should be attempted only during clear and dry days and helmets are a must due to falling stones from hikers above. Getting lost there in dark or fog can be (and has been) deadly; safer to stay put and wait!
Nice long views all directions. Gravel 2wd track to top. Spectacular place to walk around.
Peak and surrounding area leased to mining company (it used to be Black Dome Exploration, I think) and as of 8 years ago the access road from Gang Ranch Bridge was gated and locked. The access from Frese Cabins has also been destroyed. There's said to be a track in from Red Mountain via Yodel Creek, it may not be there anymore.
Plenty of unregulated roadside camping down near Frese Cabins (which are probably fallen down now).
Thundereggs were still present 8 years ago near Frese Cabins. Road in was smooth 8 yrs ago. Autumn there can be spectacular. (Fall colours).
20 July 2017
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