Unnecessary Mountain – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
- Elevation: 1548 m
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Unnecessary Mountain Climbing Notes
Tom from CANADA writes:
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..
<br/>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 :).
<br/>The name comes from the fact that to get to the Lions there is another path (from Lions Bay)..making this an unnecessary mountain.
<br/>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!
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