Tricouni Peak

TRICOUNI PEAK SCRAMBLE

"Tricouni is the best bang-for-your-buck, premier day hike of our region in my opinion. Varied terrain; open meadows and three lakes enroute; multiple demands of one's skills set; and an unrivalled panorama at the top of a fun and safe scramble all make for a fantastic alpine trip.

May to early June is the best time to tackle this climbing gem before the snow melts and we are exposed to talus, scree, mosquitos, and a copious amount of mud.

The approach requires a couple of 4WD vehicles to drive up the Squamish Branch 200 and beyond.  So drivers with 4WD vehicles will have priority on this one.

Microspikes/mini-crampons/full crampons are necessary. Poles and sunglasses will be mandatory. Gaiters, as well as an ice axe - for self-belay purposes - would be handy as well.

** Prior intermediate level snow trips and some scrambling experience would be very helpful. 7-8 hrs, 920-1,100 m of elevation gain in mixed terrain, depending on how high we can park. ** "

Note:  Hike description and photos above borrowed from Adventure Hiking, Scrambling and  Snowshoeing Meetup

Also see:

http://www.livetrails.com/report/4968/3/Tricouni_Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/tricouni-peak/489203

 

Level of fitness: Please ensure that you are fit enough to join this event. It requires a decent level of cardio, stamina and strength.

 

Please bring the following:

Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses (mandatory)



Hiking boots & gaiters 

Poles

Mountaineering axe for self arrest/belay (optional, but a good idea)

Microspikes/mini-crampons/full crampons

Headlamp and spare batteries



Water-proof/wind-resistant Jacket



Water and food



First aid supplies



Change of clothing





10 Essentials





Disclaimer/Waiver



Please be aware that BC Outdoor Adventures is not a professional organization and although the organizers make every possible effort to ensure the safety of event participants, the volunteers leading events are not professional guides. We are simply taking advantage of the Meetup organization and using Meetup as a way of bringing like minded individuals together to share in an enjoyable outdoor experience.

BC Outdoor Adventures is run entirely by volunteers (no financial remuneration is accepted/collected from members) and is dependent on the active participation of members.

It is expected that you will show up to events prepared (first aid, proper footwear, clothing, 10 essentials etc.) and that you will be physically able to take part in the event. Also please be aware that risks are inherent in all of the outdoor type activities that we take part in and if you are injured or worse, BC Outdoor Adventures, or your event organizer, cannot be held responsible in any way. The success of each event depends on the cooperation & efforts of every member who participates. Although we always make an effort to look out for one another to the best of our ability, each of us is nevertheless responsible for our own safety and well-being during every event. By RSVP’ing "yes" for this event, you acknowledge and accept these terms.

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  • OJ

    Laurent, were you able to get your truck fixed or towed out of there? Either way I'm sure it didn't come cheap. Please keep us posted.

    1 · June 24, 2014

    • OJ

      So what was the cause of the leak Laurent, the main seal?

      June 28, 2014

    • Laurent S.

      I don't know yet , I'll have more news Monday or Wednesday but that's what it looks like though

      June 29, 2014

  • Dennis

    What a strong, fast and motivated team! Well done.

    June 24, 2014

  • Sigrid

    I wholeheartedly agree with everyone's comments. (Though Albee's play on words on 'best bang for your buck' was a bit cheeky ;) it was an awesome day!!! Thank you Dennis for leading us safely up and down the mountain. Thank you Tony for the ride ( even if it was bumpy and we were rather squished in the back lol )

    June 23, 2014

  • tony

    You weren't kidding Dennis! That truly was an amazing day as promised. Great choice of location and company. Oh and good choice of weather too!! Looking forward to the next outing.

    June 23, 2014

  • Susan G

    Thank you, Dennis for taking us to such a special place that few people get to go to I am guessing given the road conditions etc. Wow! I have never been more on top of the world with a 360 view of surrounding peaks. It was breath taking!! I loved the scrambles and using the mountaineering axe!!!!! Thank you, also, to the drivers who got us there and back safely. So sorry for the vehicle troubles and I hope they get sorted without too much expense. Hope to see you all soon on the trails.

    June 23, 2014

  • Laurie

    Thanks for organizing Dennis, and for encouraging me to take those last few steps to the summit! Thanks everyone for a great day and thanks Tony for driving. It was an exhilarating, challenging day and I sure enjoyed my Corona at the end! :)

    June 23, 2014

  • Brad

    Best hike of the year so far! The view from the peak with us sitting on the sun-warmed rocks made every step through the mud and snow more than worth it. What an amazing group! Thanks Dennis for putting it together and thanks to the drivers who got us up to the trailhead and back. Laurent -- hope all goes well with the truck.

    2 · June 23, 2014

  • Karen

    More difficult the journey, the more spectacular the view! So grateful for this meetup group for taking me places I would never experience on my own. Thanks Dennis for choosing an amazing group of strong, fearless, adventurous hikers, making this day hike happen and most importantly, keeping us safe. What's next?

    3 · June 23, 2014

  • OJ

    What an awesome day, aside from the truck problems and everybody did well, but could do without the sunburn:) Thanks Dennis this was a good start for the hiking season.

    June 23, 2014

  • Natalie G

    Long day but fantastic hike, one of my favourites so far I think! Amazing views all the way and well worth the effort, mud and sunburn :) Thanks to all the drivers, Dennis hope your car made it home ok and Laurent, good luck with getting your truck fixed... See you all again soon!

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Cynthia H.

    Never before have I seen so much smoke spew from so many vehicles! Despite the rocky start it was a fantastic hike. Very challenging but worth the sore legs. My ice axe is my new favorite thing. Thanks so much to Dennis for putting it all together. Highlight of my hiking so far this year.

    June 23, 2014

  • Daphne

    Thank you, Dennis for organizing this adventure into such an awesome area and a new peak to climb. Challenging road, muddy trail, scenic lakes, snowy steep climb, snow holes, ice axes, rock climb, THE Top of the world!! Down! PUB stop for beverges and dinner, a very long day!! Did anyone get to bed before midnight? Big thanks to Tony for driving and everyone for being such a great group to hike/climb with. Laurent-so sorry about your truck :(

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was a amazing hiking again! Thank you Albee for awesome photos! Thank you Bred for the only one photo you took for me on the peak! Thank you Sue for cleaning my wound. I appreciate! Hey Hanna, you are always welcome to my Jeep:) .....Thank you Dennis for the organization! And good luck Laurent for your truck!

    2 · June 23, 2014

  • Hana M.

    Fantastic scenery, definitely something different from your everyday hike....lol....than u Peter from getting me down the mountain, thank u Alice and Albee for fun driving experience and thank u Dennis for putting this together. ...good luck Laurent with your truck and the rest of the group. ..well done....c u next time...:-)

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Albee

    Well Laurent ...like Dennis said best bang for yr buck....unfortunately yr truck went bang ..now the bucks come ....:-(....that sucks but u took it so well....thanx Alice for the jeep adventure to start Dennis's march ...lol....some how found time to take some pics though ;-).....thanx Dennis for hosting something new....very scenic ...cheers

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Laurent S.

    that was the most scenic and enjoyable hikes I've been on to date! what a great bunch of people. The workout on the way up was crazy ! Dennis and Karen, you guys are machines, really enjoyed keeping up with you guys. the way down was equally fun, sliding on my ass which got completely soaked but well worth it!! totally enjoyed the company and made some new friends along the way which is always a huge bonus. What an awesome day this was ! Thanks a million Dennis !!!!!!!

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Taylor

    I am so sorry I say I can't make it this morning. I got food poisoning last night and was waiting it out all night hoping ID get better. My stomach can barely handle walking right now and I wouldn't want to throw up on the trail. This was my most anticipated hike for the summer I am really sorry I can't go. Have a great day

    June 22, 2014

  • Taylor

    Would I also please be able to grab a ride if anyone has a seat available!

    May 25, 2014

    • Taylor

      That would be great thanks see you tomorrow

      June 21, 2014

    • OJ

      Yeah, see you in the morning.

      June 21, 2014

  • tony

    Anyone who lives South of the Fraser and wants to save driving all the way to North Vancouver can come by my place in North Delta and I'll drive; [masked] st. Look for the red jeep in the driveway. If you need it, my cell phone;[masked]-2591.

    I already have a full load from the church to the trail but I can take 4 passengers to the church whether they're carpooling with me or someone else.

    June 20, 2014

    • Daphne

      Hey, I am carpooling with you at church and coming from Langley. I could meet you at your place. What time?

      June 20, 2014

    • tony

      6:45

      1 · June 21, 2014

  • Parth

    Thanks for the mail Dennis. Well I couldn't get promoted to going so I m stepping down. I already got a spot for cloudburst mountain. Have fun.

    June 20, 2014

  • Wendy

    Sorry...just got off the waitlist but made other plans early today as I was far away from being at the top of the list.

    June 20, 2014

  • Lisa P.

    I have to work this weekend afterall.

    June 20, 2014

  • Dennis

    There is some question about the quality of snow we are going to encounter lower down in the valley. As such, those who own snowshoes, I would suggest that they bring them. We can always leave them higher up along the way and collect on the way back. Sasquatch repellent may also be a good idea given that we will be entering their habitat. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/05/04/sasquatch-video_n_5264486.html

    4 · June 19, 2014

    • Daphne

      snowshoes - check! And we will have to be on the lookout! Maybe bring binoculars.

      1 · June 19, 2014

    • Susan G

      Pretty sure that is Dennis racing up there to double check snow conditions for us.

      1 · June 19, 2014

  • Laurent S.

    If anyone needs a ride, I'm coming from Richmond, using Granville, Seymour, Georgia and then lion's gate bridge, I can pick you up anywhere along the route. [masked], please confirm via text if you need a ride, see you there !! :-) I have 4 spots left

    June 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone, I have a jeep capable for offroad. Anyone need a ride? Three seats available:) See

    June 16, 2014

    • OJ

      I will need a ride if decide not to drive.

      June 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi OJ, I will drive to church parking lot so see you there:)

      June 16, 2014

  • Parth

    Hi Dennis, now there are opportunity to get a ride. Are you restricted to #people OR are there chances for wait listed to get promoted to confirm ?

    June 16, 2014

  • Susan G

    Hi all. I am looking for ride if it is not too late. Coming from Richmond but can meet at the Church or anywhere along the way. Thanks!

    June 12, 2014

    • Brad

      Hi Susan, I still have some room. Coming from New West so the Church would be a good place to meet. Natalie and Cynthia will also be with us.

      June 13, 2014

    • Susan G

      Perfect! Thanks so much Brad!

      June 13, 2014

  • Dennis

    Apart from Brad and Albee, is there anyone else on the wait list with a 4WD vehicle or at least a higher clearance AWD?

    May 5, 2014

    • OJ

      I will be driving as well

      June 8, 2014

    • Susan G

      Let's see how my driving lesson goes

      June 9, 2014

  • OJ

    If we are lucky we will see the sasquatch:)

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Laurent S.

    i'd like to go if a spot opens up :-)

    May 24, 2014

  • OJ

    I Can drive or ride with one of you guys.

    May 6, 2014

    • Sigrid

      Tony, can I join as well?

      May 7, 2014

    • tony

      Sigrid, sure thing.

      1 · May 7, 2014

  • Sigrid

    Awesome Dennis!

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • Paul

    I have a jeep cherokee

    May 6, 2014

  • tony

    I drive an offroad Jeep and can carry 4 passengers in addition to myself. I have years of winter climbing experience and this easily falls within my abilities.

    May 6, 2014

  • Cynthia H.

    I have a honda odyssey. Don't know if it would be okay or not. If it would it holds a lot of people.

    May 5, 2014

  • Grazyna

    Tricouni is on my to do list, but I work on Sundays :-(

    May 5, 2014

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