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jamesmhGreat hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2013

jamesmh

Started from the power lines and hiked it as a day hike. This was during fall's inversion period and after climbing through the fog layer, I was rewarded for the rest of the day by amazing views of islands of peaks sticking out of the ocean of fog. It was fantastic. Quads were burning the next day (especially after an AM mountain bike ride).
Posted Jan 9, 2014 5:10 pm

walkingtrashcanSecond time for the summer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012

walkingtrashcan

Led a group of 4 up via the hikers route. Cold in the morning. Clear sky and warm weather at the peak.
Posted Oct 7, 2012 9:00 pm

walkingtrashcanGreat day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2012

walkingtrashcan

Hiked straight up the glacier as the snowpack was pretty good. Summited late afternoon in light cloud. I was seduced by Elkhorn peak and dropped down into the valley between King's and Elkhorn in an attempt to summit Elkhorn the next day (I was unsuccessful).
Posted Aug 31, 2012 2:58 am

Fatty74Hiker's route; east ridge camp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2008

Fatty74

A little more than this overweight smoker should chew, but I pulled it off anyway! Made it to the summit around 7 pm, and the evening light was really nice for photos (sorry, lost the CD). We camped on the ridge above the meadows where we had a few cold ones chillin' in the snow. The gully was barely passable (had to squeeze through the moat). My moron buddy thought he'd just glissade down the runout of this gully which was ice-hard at 8 am. Needless to say, he "glissaded" on his rear-end while dislocating his shoulder grabbing at branches whizzing by. I, on the other hand, opted to skin my rear-end, and wreck my knee avoiding the runout. Perhaps that 3rd cup of coffee before heading down would have been a good idea...
Posted Jul 22, 2009 5:47 pm

camerona91Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008

camerona91

Went up via the West Ridge hiker's trail. Lots of fun. Took our time and camped in the alpine. Nice and direct trail. Beautiful weather!
Posted Nov 14, 2008 1:11 pm

M and N DenyerRoute Climbed: King's Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 30, 2002

M and N Denyer

Did this hike with Brian Jenkins (see his log). One of many beautiful peaks on Vancouver Island. The hike in was on a relatively unmaintained, and very steep trail, slow going in parts but very rewarding with beautiful views.
Posted Mar 30, 2004 1:09 pm

Brian JenkinsRoute Climbed: King's Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 30, 2002  Sucess!

Brian Jenkins

Incredibly beautiful but tough climb. Enjoyed the tree root climbing but hated the steep scree. I ended up pulling myself up and over some bushes and trees to get back on trail. Beautiful meadow but buggy. Fun gully climb and ridge hike. Great views up top of an endless sea of snow-capped peaks. We left at 7:30 am and got back to the car at 8 pm. Loooooooong day.
Posted Sep 6, 2002 12:07 pm

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