While in BC for a family wedding my father-in-law suggested that the 'boys' should go bag a peak somewhere. Well, since I'm a prolific peak bagger I couldn't resist this chance! At first the idea was to climb Golden Ears. Once I researched that scramble I realized that our group did not have the necessary experience or gear to attempt this objective. Dad suggested Elk Mountain, since he'd done it a few times with his high school students. After researching Elk, I realized that this could turn into a two peak day with Elk and Thurston and with Elk being mainly a hike and Thurston only an hour further along a ridge this sounded like the perfect objective for a half-day outing.
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