Trip details on Whistler Loop: During the week Vern Dewit pinged me if I was interested in going out this coming Saturday. Since I was working two jobs these days I could use some fresh air and some exercise for sure so it was an easy decision to join him. The weather forecast wasn’t great for the weekend and the question remained how much snow there would be. Our choice was the Whistler loop in the Castle area since Vern had been there a week ago and noticed that there wasn’t a ton of snow on this particular route at that time. When driving out we noticed that the clouds were really low (thick fog in some places) and when we got closer to the castle it looked like it was burning off and that it was going to be a great day. A great day it was indeed since it was sunny and until the early afternoon barley any wind either, which is very unusual for this area. We followed Dave McMurray his approximate route and enjoyed a really amazing ridge walk. This trip is highly recommended, easy with beautiful colors to enjoy throughout. If one hasn’t done Table mountain it can also be added and it would maybe add 1 or 2 hours to your day.
Date: October 30th, 2016
Height: Table Top Mountain – 2258 meters, Whistop Peaks aka Eagle Peak – 2255 meters, Whistler Mountain – 2172 meters
Height gain: about 1200 meters total elevation gain for all three peaks