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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Default Easter Weekend in the Stein

Our small group of intrepid backpackers decided to take in the Lower Stein for two night's and three day's to kick off another backpacking season properly. None of the six of us had ever visited the Stein previously. We were a little concerned about the weather conditions at first but were soon rewarded with a completely fine weekend. The evenings were down to just below zero while the high temp was twenty degree's back at the parking lot Sunday at 5:30pm when we returned to the vehicle's. Surprisingly only three vehicles were left in the parking lot and the occupant's of one were just sitting around soaking up the ray's. Figured the Lower Stein would be crawling with dayhiker's and backpacker's. Anyhow here's some pics for you all to check out if you like. Oh anyone know what species of butterfly that is? Never seen one quite like it before. Make that a small group of seven including Lexy

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It's a Camberwell Beauty, which apparently is called a Mourning Cloak in North America. Lovely!
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The Lower Stein is always a good choice for the Easter long weekend!

We saw you guys at the parking lot and for a while along the trail... it was fun seeing Lexy get used to the pack Glad you had a great trip!
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The Mourning Cloak Butterfly is the first (or one of) to appear after the first warmer spring or even winter days. Of interest is that they are one of few butterflys to overwinter as adults.
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Aaaaah, I miss the coast (and the Lillooet ranges) already...
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Yes I'll be definitely going back for some further exploration in following Easter Weekends. Love the area now. One day to do the whole trip from Blowdown Pass. Not sure how many day's that would take yet. Hear there's a few cable car's to take too. Can't wait!
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A timely reminder to get back there! Nice trip.
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Saw you guys come through Earl's.

Was a gorgeous weekend for sure - tho trail was a bit on the busy side but usually is on the Easter weekend.
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Love it !!!
Thanks for the update on conditions.
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Really like your report, interesting and pretty shots.

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Yes I'll be definitely going back for some further exploration in following Easter Weekends. Love the area now. One day to do the whole trip from Blowdown Pass. Not sure how many day's that would take yet. Hear there's a few cable car's to take too. Can't wait!
The mini-traverse from Blowdown side would take about 4 days or so I figure. I don't believe there are any cable car crossings on this side - those are further down the valley along the big traverse from Pemberton side. Crappy thing is you need a vehicle and/or ride on both ends...
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