Mount Lincoln
After an overnight visit with my brother and his family in Kirkland, Washington, I returned to Canada via Abbotsford, British Columbia on 4 September 2015 and headed for the Chilliwack Valley in hopes of bagging a quick summit.  As described in Matt Gunn's Scrambles in Southwest British Columbia and Jack Bryceland's 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia, Mount McGuire seemed to fit the bill for a nice short trip.  Unfortunately, I found out firsthand that the approach road is now blocked not far from the highway turnoff.  It was too late in the day to attempt any of the other big peaks in the area, and I simply drove back out and headed to Hope where I stopped for lunch.  Fortunately, I had a Plan B in my pocket already, and I headed north along the Trans Canada Highway to the town of Yale.  Just east of town is a short hump described in Bryceland's guidebook as Mount Lincoln but known locally as "Lynky".  A good trail runs up the southwest ridge, and although there are fixed ropes on some steep and mildly exposed sections, I found them to be largely superfluous.  As if on cue, the weather turned for the worse as I arrived on the partially-treed summit, and I waited out a brief rain before snapping my requisite photos.  The only remarkable thing about my descent was how fast it was (less than an hour).  Upon returning to my car, I drove back to Hope and checked into the surprisingly nice Hope City Centre Motel for the next two nights.
Be careful crossing the highway! Mount Lincoln rises above the Trans Canada Highway in this view from the trailhead parking area.
Actually, the sign is a bit confusing. Don't go behind it; head right and follow the white log on the ground. A sign marks the start of the trail.
For the record, I did not use the rope either going up or coming down. A rope provides some security on a very steep section of trail.
Truly an enchanted forest! Moss covers many of the rocks on this mountain.
One of these days, I would like some clear skies over Hope! Clouds begin to roll into the Fraser River valley in this view to the south.  At centre is Hope Mountain.
Makes you wanna lie down and nap, doesn't it? The moss here is quite luxuriant.
For the record, I did not use the rope either going up or coming down. Really! Another rope provides security on a fairly exposed section of the "trail" (more like a route at this point).
Looks like an arcade game beside the antenna. Bring quarters! An antenna is located close to the summit.
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe... The summit consists of two bumps of equal height.
There is a cairn with a geocache a short distance south of the summit. Sonny takes a seat on the southern summit (651 metres).
This is actually an officially-named summit. Across the Fraser River to the southeast is Mount Allard (right-hand peak).
Looking forward to my 2-night stay at a motel in Hope! The town of Yale and the trailhead parking area are visible through a break in the trees on the lower part of the mountain.
Yale's version of the 'Grouse Grind'. Total Distance:  4.5 kilometres
Round-Trip Time:  3 hours 26 minutes
Net Elevation Gain:  595 metres

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