May 9, 2015 Trip Report: Ryan and I were keen on getting some elevation in our legs last Saturday, we decided to check out Evans Peak in the Golden Ears Provincial Park. This was Skeena’s first scramble. Stats Total distance: 9.2km. Cumulative elevation gain: 992m. Approx. completion time: 5-7 hours (or less, depending on your level of fitness). Great short hike with decent elevation gain. Steep terrain and some scramble sections near summit.

I’ve had my eye on this trip for a few seasons. Evans Valley in Golden Ears Park is known for its snow cave formations during the spring melt season. Best time to see them is supposed to be mid June to mid July. I’m usually too early and don’t have time to get back in the area before they’re gone. Considering the Winter we’ve had, snow melt seems to be a month ahead of schedule in a lot of areas. We assumed the same for Evans Valley and…