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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2015, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Default Stein Valley - Lizzie Lake access

I am looking to do the Stein Valley this summer. Has anyone seen any information on what the access is like recently from the Pemberton / Lizzie Lake side. BC parks said the route is becoming difficult to find. I don't want to hike from the Lytton side, and after a week not be able to find my way out!
Any threads seen or recent trip reports from last few years?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2015, 02:49 PM
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I did the route a year ago September and the trailhead wasn't hard to find. Head up the road from where the washout is, not far up the hill, look for a couple of cairns of rocks and a trail on the right hand side. That's the start of the trail.
It's really, really bushy with lots of deadfall from Stein Lake all the way to Cottonwood camp. The trail is totally overgrown, bring a gps.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2015, 08:55 PM
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WE're hoping to do this hike as well in late July so any info you can garner would be greatly appreciated and visa versa.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-20-2015, 12:32 AM
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The exit from Lizzie Lake is down an FSR (hard to lose, but could be quite grown over), but said FSR is washed out completely for several hundred metres l km from the bottom at the In-Shuck-Ch FSR. Options are to cross Lizzie Creek twice on whatever log bridges you may find, ford the stream, or take the high bypass over the bluff on the west side. We opted for #1 when we were there 5 years ago, but my wife (who came up and met us at the Lizzie Lake cabin on our last day) went over the bypass and said it was loose and off camber, but lots of trees to hang onto, and short to boot.
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There are tons of trip reports on CT including mine from last August. I wrote pretty much everything I remembered in my TR.
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-28-2015, 10:56 AM
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I just recently did a day trip from Pemberton to Lizzie Lake. I will upload a trip report very shortly. The trail is extremely overgrown. The beginning few KM's is overgrown with stinging nettle which then turns into alders. You must cross the creek on a very narrow log and then continue on the trail all the way up to the lake. The alders become barely manageable at this point. It's hard to believe this was once a road up. I did however do my part in trying to save the trail by putting a lot of marking tape as I went. Hopefully it is still visible as the growth continues to consume the trail.
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