St. Mark’s Summit
July 28, 2010
North Shore Mountains, BC
I was busy studying TOEFL in the summer of 2010, so I didn’t do much hiking as supposed to. This was the only trip that I’d reached a summit in the entire year. It was already afternoon when Dad and I decided to do a hike since we didn’t want to do anything else. I gave my friend James Li a last minute shout so three of us drove to West Vancouver and up Cypress Park access road. It was sunny, but hazy and hot. We figured that watching sunset on a mountain would be the best way so the smoke wouldn’t ruin our views. However, we were inexperienced in the wilderness and poorly equipped.
My plan was to hike up Howe Sound Crest Trail, over the St. Mark’s Summit, and watch sunset on Unnecessary Mountain. It went exactly according to our plan, and after negotiating a maze of trails near the start, we made to St. Mark’s Summit, where we could get some nice views down towards Howe Sound.
We didn’t stay long here, and immediately focused on our next objective, Unnecessary Mountain.