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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-30-2014, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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We made this trip. Here are some info maybe useful for those interested.

From Pemberton Petro Canada, drive 58km on Pemberton Valley Road to the end of the 2WD road, in which about 30km is gravel and some sections in the last part is steep.
End of 2WD road. El. 440m.
Take the left fork here and drive another 6km on a very rough and steep spur road, better with a 4WD, to the trail head.

VOC Trail HeadParking Area. El. 920m.

From the trail head, follow the well defined and marked trail.

In about 1.8km, you'll reach the first view point.

You can see the devastating landslide area in 2010.


Keep going. The trail is up and down, up and down.... It's well defined and marked, but the trail bed hasn't been well established. There's plenty of water along the way so no worry.

More scenic views and landslide landscape --


After about 6km (GPS recorded), you reach the junction of VOC Hut and Hot Spring.

(Don't understand what "NUOE" means.)
Take the right fork at the junction and follow the old logging road about 4km down hill.

You'll reach the trail head right before the Meager Creek Bridge to the Hot Spring.

The trail sign says it's 0.6km in, but I felt it's only about a half of it.
All facilities in the "hot spring resort" are still in good shape. Lots of spot and space for tenting and picnicking.



After a long and tough hiking, the biggest reward was enjoying the hot pools "exclusively" - For the whole day no any other people came in until the next day!

VISITING MEAGER CREEK HOT SPRINGS WAS JUST LIKE VISITING A HISTORIC SITE OR EVEN A GHOST TOWN SITE!


... but, I guess this won't be long. We saw a lot of group people heading there on our way back due to the weekend.
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Excellent first full disclosure! - of newly approached Meager Hot Springs. Thank you very much. I have been wondering for the long time. The "rock flame" photo is awesome!
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Oh, Yah! That makes a lot of sense. Thanks!
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If you get to the trailhead late in the day, there's a good flat place to camp about 300m farther up the road beyond the trailhead.
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If you get to the trailhead late in the day, there's a good flat place to camp about 300m farther up the road beyond the trailhead.
I got a wrong GPS coordinates for the Hot Springs. When we got down to the logging road after the VOC Hut / "Nude Springs" junction, about only 1 km or so to the Springs, I was misled by GPS and finally we had to get back to the junction and camped there for the first night. And it was raining...
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Great photos and TR. now with up to date info I might just head that way .
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If you get to the trailhead late in the day, there's a good flat place to camp about 300m farther up the road beyond the trailhead.
I got a wrong GPS coordinates for the Hot Springs. When we got down to the logging road after the VOC Hut / "Nude Springs" junction, about only 1 km or so to the Springs, I was misled by GPS and finally we had to get back to the junction and camped there for the first night. And it was raining...
Now that you mention it, there is nice flat ground for camping on the logging road sections along the trail. I meant to say the active road where you park at the main trailhead.
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Pretty sure it means "North Vancouver Outdoor Ed." Just guessing though....
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Thanks Randall,
Our big group appreciates the pictures for this weekends trip there. Had the co-ordinates but pictures help too.

Cheers
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why no bath?
if you did, why no pictures
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why no bath?
if you did, why no pictures
[8)]Because we're nude !!!
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I guess you can revive and post here then
https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topi...ms=butt,thread,
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Do you think this trail could be walked through in December? Do you think there would be too much snow? Avalanche dangers?

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This is a wonderful writeup but now a bit old. Anyone have an update? Last year I made it as far as the road closed sign about Grizzly bear recovery. Did not have time or gear to walk as I was just checking out the road.
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