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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-20-2019, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Got some catching up to do on TR's. This site is pretty much dead nowadays so the effort I put into them will be quite minimal but if it helps people out with road conditions or ideas of where to go then it's worth it. 14km RT - 1470m Gain - 7hr 40min





Me and Mel started the New Year off right, having to work till 11pm and no hangover was a bonus. We were able to drive up the Eureka Lake Mine Road farther than expected due to some new logging lower down. Steep cross ditches were fine for her Jeep, but anything longer you would be scraping parts.







It's a huge gain of logging road walking, the camera came out only a handful of times until we reached the basin below Silver and Isolillock,




I got suckered into taking the first gully, when we should have carried on South to almost the col and taken the 2nd gully. It just meant steeper terrain but still heading to the same spot. Breaking in trail in deep powder is slow and tough but once you get a rhythm going is a fun challenge.









Eventually after all the hard work we reached the start of the ridge, once steep little section where crampons went on, Mel isn't the strongest with exposure yet, still new to this, so luckily I brought a rope to give her abit of extra security.





After the crux, it's an easy ridge stroll to the summit. It was snowing when we started, but the sun decided to come out at the perfect time.







Heading down is 2x as fast, easy on the joints, We had to hike out via headlamp for the last little bit, but easy enough on a snow covered logging road. 1st tailgate shot of the year.



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Awesome report Spectrum, enjoyed your photos and narrative. Have been once to Isolilock in late summer. this is major doing in winter and snow like this.

Been thinking of heading up there again, love your report. thanks


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Like Karl said, this would be a major winter accomplishment for me personally. We did make it up in Fall 2017, and I thought it was easily class 3 scrambling from the col. The photos from this report are top notch - your partner is going to have a life-long memory from the trip.
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Looking at this TR again, really awesome how you accomplished this in winter conditions. Checked road access, so plan on heading up there late this summer. Found the TR from ALHIKE who wrote up our Aug 2013 venture up Isolillick.

https://forums.clubtread.com/27-brit...nk-you-tr.html


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