Judges Route: Mount Arrowsmith Trip Report

Mount Arrowsmith is hard to miss if you’re driving around on Vancouver Island. I can’t count the number of times I’ve driven north of Nanaimo, looked left up to his stony peaks and wondered when I was going to hike up there.I finally put time and opportunity together and made the trip September 1, 2014.We couldn’t see a thing at the top because of the fog but it was still a great hike. I will be back.Get directions and other links on the Mount Arrowsmith Trail page.Here are some photos from the day. 

Starting the uphill

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All the way back down

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Some view peaking through

IMG_7098.jpg Roots eye view

Roots eye view

IMG_7102.jpg The last of our views

The last of our views

IMG_7117.jpg Some big rock

Some big rock

Dew on everything from the mist

Dew on everything from the mist

IMG_7139.jpg Louis making sure we get up safely

Louis making sure we get up safely

IMG_7148.jpg Waiting around

Waiting around

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Starting to see a bit of the summit

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Finally

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Aero not happy with the wind

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Della keeping an eye on the trail

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Tired pup in the woods

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Making sure our downhill technique is correct

Happy Louis

Happy Louis

Aero sensing we’re almost back to the car

Aero sensing we’re almost back to the car

IMG_7247.jpg Camo. Can you spot the dog?

Camo. Can you spot the dog?

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Judges trailhead at the end of the 4×4 road

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The strangest picture of a bird. See it?

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