Mystery Peak

August 2, 2009

1230m

North Shore Mountains, BC

Mystery Peak is one of the sub peaks near the more famous Mount Seymour. A chairlift brings skiers directly from parking lot to its summit in winter. In summer, you need to hike up the open ski slopes to the top. Our original plan was to hike up Mount Seymour, but due to navigation error, we bagged this peak by accident.

Two weeks after our hike to Wedgemount Lake, dad, mom and I decided to do another hike, but closer to our home. We decided to hook up with Emma Wang and her friend. Once arriving at the Seymour parking lot, we decided to check out Goldie Lake trail. That costed us time and energy, especially on a hot day like this. And then, on the way up Mount Seymour, we decided to take a longer route via Mystery Lake. The lake itself was beautiful in the morning only if the bugs were gone. Passing the Lake, we lost the trail and ended up hiking straight up ski runs towards the top of a chairlift that we later knew it being the summit of Mystery Peak. It was such a smoky day and we couldn’t get much view down towards Vancouver. I was actually pretty excited to see Vancouver from more than 1000 meters above, but oh well… We dropped down to Mystery Peak’s north side and continue towards our objective.

Me with Goldie Lake behind

Me with Goldie Lake behind

Almost back to parking area..

Almost back to parking area..

Mystery Lake

Mystery Lake

It was such a hot day...

It was such a hot day…

Mystery Lake again

Mystery Lake again

Hiking up Mystery Peak, the views opened up, but too bad about the smoke..

Hiking up Mystery Peak, the views opened up, but too bad about the smoke..

Could barely see Vancouver

Could barely see Vancouver

The other side, showing some mountains

The other side, showing some mountains

Looking back at Mystery Peak from its north side.

Looking back at Mystery Peak from its north side.

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