Reach the Peak Hike 2018

The yearly Reach the Peak hike to the summit of Mt. Tod has become a summer Sun Peaks tradition and a key part of the line up for our annual Alpine Blossom Festival.

Led by local (and Canadian) legend Nancy Greene and an enthusiastic group of volunteer guides from throughout the community, the hike includes stunning vistas, gorgeous wildflower meadows, and the satisfaction of topping out on the 2,152m (7,060') peak of the tallest mountain in the area.

This past Saturday we counted over 60 hikers who joined the coveted list of 'summiteers' by conquering Mt. Tod and signing the logbook, ranging in age from one and a half all the way up to 92!

We've put together some of our favourite photos from the day, so scroll down to relive the fun.

Reach The Peak Hike 2018
A pre-hike welcome from Nancy Greene.
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Heading up the Sunburst chairlift.
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Some hikers waited for a pre-departure group photo, while others took off straight away to get the logbook to the top.
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And they're off! The Top of the World trail was the first one to tackle.
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Nancy leading the charge into Crystal Bowl.
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The locals kept a watchful eye on us as we headed up into the alpine.
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Some of the smaller hikers discovered an easier way to the top.
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As always the guides were happy to share their knowledge of local landmarks, wildlife, and wildflower species.
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The views only get better as you approach the top of the Crystal chairlift.
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Heading out into the expanse of the alpine.
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The main attraction: our famous alpine wildflowers.
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The objective is in sight!​​​​​
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Nearing the top.
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We made it! Some of the happy summiteers celebrating on the top of Mt. Tod.
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Hikers from all over Canada and the world reached the peak on Saturday.
Reach The Peak Hike 2018
The cool waters of Tod Lake provided a welcome pit stop on the way to or from the summit.

Missed Reach the Peak? Don't worry, there's plenty of hiking left in Sun Peaks this summer! The Sunburst chairlift is open for lift-access hiking from 10:00am to 7:00pm daily until September 3, then for bonus weekends September 7 to 9 and September 14 to 16.

See you out there!

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