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Comox Range Traverse Attempt: Strathcona Provincial Park, Raven Lodge to Ralph Ridge

Last week my wife Meaghan and I attempted to hike the Comox Range in Strathcona Park, from Raven Lodge to Flower Ridge via Mt Harmston. Trip reports gave the impression of a tough yet doable mountaineering trek. Things did not go according plan... We dropped one car at the Flower Ridge parking lot Sunday Morning and drove back to Raven Lodge. The first day it started to rain and we spent the first day at Circlet Lake.  On the way we met our friend Brianna at Battleship Lake, who was excited for our trek, but warned us that she had attempted it and turned back, and had heard of friends of hers who had to get evac'ed from Icerberg Peak on Reese Ridge. At Circlet Lake we met a nice and experienced lady named Susan (and a couple friends), who warned us that you need to be 'tough' for the Comox Range Traverse, and that she (too) knew people who recently got evac'ed from Reese Ridge, as well as people who decided to turn back. So, we knew it was going to be challenging. (Than