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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2016, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Question Trip to Meager creek

Hi there,
Who recently visited Meager hot spring? How was your trip?

Four or three of us are going on May's long weekend visit that place and think pass the creek using boat or walk through.

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think pass the creek using boat or walk through.
Good luck with that. It's more than neck deep and very fast moving.
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If you have real whitewater experience and a proper whitewater craft, it's nothing to cross the Lillooet. If not, that is a really bad place to learn. Cold fast water and steep loose crumbly banks hard to get up onto, the big slide really affected it.

The trail is high and I would expect considerable snow.

The idea of a wilderness hot spring is great, but that one is located in a really treacherous area. Most active geology in Canada!
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I was up there a few days ago, Sun-Mon-Tues. Barely any snow on the trail at all, 2 other people the first night then we had it to ourselves.

Meager Creek is raging right now, very fast, loud and high. I'd recommend taking the trail, especially if you have a decent vehicle that can get you to the top of the branch to the TH, it's in great shape at the moment and is very clear. Takes about 4-5 hours to hike it.
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This is what traagedies are made of, walking across Lillouet river at any time of the year, is a foolish idea. Take the long way around and hike in on the safe and direct trail.
Unrelated to this, is anyone interested in a little repair and upgrade trip to Franks Creek Hot Springs?
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Thank you very much. We will consider that you wrote.
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The problem with crossing the Lillooet isn't so much the difficulty of the crossing (although it certainly may or may not be difficult), but that the consequences of a misjudgment/mistake/accident would be catastrophic. There is an immense amount of trees down in the slide debris that the river now flows through (sweepers & strainers), this is what drowns people. Even if you do reasonably well but end up further downstream than anticipated you could be in big trouble, and miles/hours from help. I would think that water levels would be changing by the hour these days as well.
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Hey! Hope your trip was great! Can you let me know the conditions? I'll be going with one other person next weekend.
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Hey! Hope your trip was great! Can you let me know the conditions? I'll be going with one other person next weekend.
Our trip was grate! But it was too childish expecting what we can pass the creek on boat designed for calm lakes.
As soon as this boat was floated on the creek it was filled with water. So we turned back. Will try the same trip in July.
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