Comox Glacier August 1-2

Kaya, Melissa and myself started our day at 4:45 am. The drive went well and we were able to make it across the cross ditches with no issues. We arrived to the trail head at 7am and began our hike. The weather was great and we were able to get to the frog ponds within 3 hours.

Our friends are currently embarking on the Campbell River Divide trip and placed a food cache at the frog ponds for us to retrieve. We took a nice break here and divided the cache amongst ourselves and continued on our way. We hiked the scramble up the ridge, and joined our friends at lone tree pass. We reached the glacier in the early afternoon. The snow was soft and easy to cross, we stopped briefly to take a few pictures and enjoy the surrounding views.

In total our day in took 7.5 hours. We explored camp and did a small scramble to the east face of the glacier to view the climbing lines that John, Casey, and Kyle put up on a previous ACCVI trip.

That night our group made dinner together, relishing in each others company. The sunset that night rewarded our earlier efforts up the mountain.

The following morning the sunrise greeted us with a beautiful inversion. We packed up camp and said our goodbyes to our friends Casey and Kyle as they continued on their journey. John hiked out with the girls and we started our descent at 10am. We made it back to our car in 4.5 hours.