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Mount Nutt - Golden Ears Prov. Park - Intermediate ~ 12+ km ~ 8-9 hrs

  • Mar 2, 2014 · 7:15 AM
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Who is bored with the same 'ole same 'ole North Shore destinations? Well, here is your chance to join us on Mount Nutt, a newly flagged trail in Golden Ears Prov. Park instead!

This snowshoe/hike is not for beginners. You must have snowshoeing experience and be in a good physical shape. The pace will be moderate and deliberate with lots of time for photos, breaks and lunch.

Photos above:  Golden Ears from Mt Nutt Peak, partial GPS Track in Google Earth

(There will be a test... just kidding... but maybe... ; ) ... no seriously ... read this entire event and do your own independent research before you commit)


The local Ridge Meadows Hiking Club has done a wonderful job of flagged the trail that leads off of the East Canyon Trail up to an Eastern and Western Lookout about 100m elevation from the peak of Mt Nutt South. The lower section moves through a messy second growth forest ravaged by the forestry industry in the 50's, but as you get up on the ridge line you enter old growth and the steepness slacks off making it a gorgeous gradual incline to the twin lookouts and south peak. We may opt to continue to the north peak if conditions are agreeable and time permits.


Mount Nutt
Total Distance:  ~ 12.0 km
Elevation Gain:  ~ 1000 m
Cumulative Gain:  ??? m
Average Grade:  ~ 20%+
Max Elevation:  ~ 1285 m
Time to Complete:  ~ 8-9 hrs
Return Time: Don't make plans because you never know!!
After Hike Plans: Black Sheep Pub

Need to Bring:

 · Water* and food
 · Waterproof insulated hiking boots
 · Micro-spikes / mini-crampons
 · Snowshoes
 ·  Gaiters
 · Trekking poles (optional)
 · Ice axe (optional)
 · Full winter layers
 · Gloves x2
 · Toque
 · Camera
 · Sunglasses / sunscreen
 · ID (Photo ID and Care Card)
 · Money for your driver
 · The essentials

*Note: Do not bring water bladders as the tube or mouthpiece will freeze if you are out longer than 5 hours in temps < -5 C - use Nalgene style water bottles instead.



This is a neighbouring peak Evans @ Elevation... this is a good resource but always be prepared for any weather.


Dogs : Dogs are allowed but please obey park regulations and they must be under owners control at all times... I will not tolerate dogs "underfoot".

Toilets : There are pit toilets located at the parking lot.


From the Golden Ears Park entrance, drive to the end of the pavement past the camp grounds and continue along the gravel road to it's end. Park here at the very far end of the lot by the cement barricade.

Park gate opens at 8:00 am... sometimes earlier... I want to be sitting outside the gate at 7:45 am sipping hot coffee waiting for the ranger... we need all the time we can get so we don't have to rush. Park gate closes at 5:30 pm.


Please remember to reimburse your driver for gas. The suggested rate is $5.00-$7.00 per passenger per hour of driving time on flat road.

As a courtesy to your driver, please put boots in a bag and change into alternate footwear after the event/activity.

Please be on time.

LEGAL STUFF - Liabilities, Obligations and Responsibilities

We are a group composed of volunteers. We are NOT a professional organization or pro trail guides and/or pro event organizers. However, as a group of friends and acquaintances, we will look out for each other. The organizer and any/all assistant organizers and other attendees are in no way responsible and liable for your personal safety and health state, before, during and at anytime after this event. By RSVPing "Yes", for this event, you acknowledge that you fully understand and accept the aforementioned conditions and following event attendance conditions and, you are solely responsible for your own health, safety and well-being before, during and at anytime after the event as stated previously. All attendees shall forever hold harmless the organizers and other attendees and unconditionally waive any liabilities resulting from attending and/or participating in this event.

I do not allow guests to join my events. If you have a friend you wish to bring along please have them go through the normal registration process and RSVP for the event.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I was excited to hear you were doing Mt. Nutt. We tried it a couple months ago and lost the trail after about 2km. Would love to attempt it again, hopefully on a day when a view is possible.

    March 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ya hey Tash... this will be rescheduled before the snow vanishes and skies are relatively clear.

      March 4, 2014

  • Paul W.

    Thanks Rex!! Great to get out in the snow...great to get into a hot bath afterwards :) Was a treat snowshoeing with such an experienced, friendly, and determined group. Hope to do it again.

    March 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you, Rex, for getting us out on an inclement day. Good exercise and good company!! I will be watching for the next Mount Nutt posting (on a nice day;-)

    March 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I owe everyone a hot chocolate for your outdoorsiness and good spirit! I love the photo of Daphne and Paul with big smiles on their faces. Cannot believe Buntzen was a bust as well. I've not been to Munro/Dennet, so I did indeed miss out on both the hike and your company - I'm sure both would have done me good (vs. staring/glaring at my bathroom ceiling).

    March 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a pleasure to spend the day in the company of true outdoor enthusiasts proven by everyone’s resolve to complete our mission and still smile and laugh at the end of it even after a less than ideal day weather wise. Thanks to Daphne for leading our convoy to the Munro/Dennet trail head after being thwarted at Golden Ear’s AND Buntzen Lake gates. Kudos to Jonathan for helping to get us to Dennet and back with his route finding skills, and very nice to meet you Paul. Sari, as always... a pleasure. Mary... I do appreciate the effort made to come against the odd of Meetup being down, the nasty drive in and your issues at home. Thanks again to everyone and I hope to see you all again soon.

    March 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Meetup is back up intermittently... we are heading out shortly, see you all soon. Paul ... we meet under the McD sign Harris and Lougheed for 6:50... the rest we will see inside Tim's around 7:15 ... 22987 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge, BC

    March 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone... so I wanted to start the carpooling conversation. Sari and I are coming from Pitt Meadows and I have room for 1 more + all of our gear. Paul if you wanted to meet us at McD's at Harris and Lougheed by 6:50am we can pile in my car and go from there?

    Otherwise we will see everyone at the Tim Horton's carpool location for 7:15am and consolidate from there. Suggest everyone bring a backpack cover (aka garbage bag) it looks like we are in for some snow. Looking forward to it.

    February 28, 2014

    • Paul W.

      Sounds good Rex, see you 6:50am at McD's.

      1 · February 28, 2014

    • Jonathan R

      I'm coming in from Mission, so I'll meet everyone at Timmy Ho's.

      February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Driving from Burnaby (near Edmonds skytrain) if anybody needs a lift. I have avalance gear (probe, shovel, transceiver) - is anyone else bringing theirs?

    February 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Mary... ya I pulled the avy gear off the list because this one is not that risky... the primary reason I selected it - after much deliberation... the only tricky part is whether we attempt the North Peak as well... that remains to be seen and assessed as a group when we get there. Conditions are pretty sketchy pretty much everywhere at the moment so we will be exercising extreme caution.

      1 · February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something Different! Yay!!

    February 26, 2014

  • Randy C.

    Hi Rex, That looks like a terrific hike... Family commitments will preclude me from joining you this weekend (although I am seriously considering disowning my children because they are interfering to often in my fun).
    I can't wait to try this one another time and I look forward to hearing your reports.

    February 26, 2014

  • Tina

    I belong to RMOC I did this hike last year while we were in the process of finishing the flagging. Due to knee injury I won't join. As it is stated It is a steep yet rewarding cardio exercise. Enjoy all :)

    February 25, 2014

  • Paul W.

    I'm coming from north Coquitlam and can take 3 passengers.

    February 25, 2014

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