Mt Erie Outing

Beautiful views and comfortable temps accompanied 3 of us on our Whistle Lake/ Mt Erie hike Saturday.  Trip leader decided Saturday would be a good day to try a new route to the top of Erie, which winds along the Southern slope of Mt Erie.  This route has been closed in recent years due to private property encroachment but is open now to those who like scrambling steep ravines, steep rock faces, precarious ledges, and lengthening the overall trip from Whistle Lake to Erie and back by a mile.  All of us had a good attitude so pursued until reaching the top and enjoying a nice lunch in the shade while watching climbers and student climbers scale the flat rock faces of the South end of Mt Erie.  Shout out to  new member Louise Sidelinger who did her first MBC outing in a big way Saturday.  9 ish miles with an accumulative 1,000 ft elevation gain in 70 degree and sunny weather.  Great spending the day with you Louise!

Michael Davis

Avalanche Associates, Inc