By Geoff Hardy
Lightning Peak was a great option for May long weekend. We biked in for about 4.5km along two forestry roads, most of which was in great shape, but there were some sections where rocks/steepness/deadfall made us walk around. I recommend following Bob Spirko’s route closely after leaving the road and start up the creek bed as it follows a ridge where the trees are thinnest. Once up on the ridge, it’s a pleasant 2.5km ridge walk to get to the summit with some short sections of moderate scrambling along the way.
Stats: 9km bike, 13km hike, 1400m elevation gain, 8 hours