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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2016, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
guntis
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Default Watersprite via new trail

Sep 2, 2016

I tried the new trail to Watersprite Lake today. Quite good, fast travel along the old road bed. There's still some work being done near the end of the trail, but it's all flagged. Ran into one of the builder/volunteers who was giving a "tour" to one of the Parks guys. The Parks employee was sipping tea as I passed by, and my gaze lingered longingly on his thermos on this cool wet day.

Drive to gate at 20KM mark, passing the old trailhead (which is at 16KM).


Some flagging marked a rough trail that enters the forest, and after a short time comes out at a T-junction on a road. It turns out this was an older trail (see post below from junglesavage). Skip the flagging and carry on! (I believe the flagging has since been removed)

I turned right at this T-junction (turns out I guessed correctly). From there, the route is obvious the rest of the way.










I lingered for a few minutes as the BCMC member pointed out the cabin location and proposed camping area. As they left to look at the sites, I began my descent back to the car.

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16km return, 735m cumulative elevation gain
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Last edited by guntis; 09-07-2016 at 01:39 PM. Reason: Route information update
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