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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2002, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi there, my past message was about getting from Taylor meadows to Whistler. Ive got that all figured out except one thing: How do I get through the Fitsimmons Range? All the maps i have seen simply show a big break in the trail. If you have any idea, please respond.
lish
PS-if it involves climbing up a glacier or something of the sort, that may be a bit extreem.

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I have heard of people attempting to bushwhack their way from the NE side of Cheakamus Lake to Russet Lake. I haven't actually heard if they were successful. I'm sure you can tell from your topo that you'd be in for a treat. I know there is no trail - I have asked others before as I wanted to do a circuit starting at Whistler and ending at the Cheakamus parking area (or opp direction). Barring the bushwhacking, your only other option is to drop down the Cheakamus Lake trail , and down the forest access road. You could then take the 99 (walking on roads suck) or take the 4x4 access road which meets up with the West Ridge Trail - basically deposits you near Whistler Creek.





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There used to be a rough trail which followed an old creekbed up from the trail along the north side of Cheakamous Lake to Singing Pass, perhaps it could be Singing Creek.

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Hikerboy have you tried it? I'm extremely curious and want to know more. I've done Russet Lake and been around Cheakamus. I'd love to do an end to end if it is feasible.





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Never done it and not sure I would want to as it sounds quite tough. It was marked on old topo maps but not the newer ones. Somewhere I read a warning about the trail being quite steep.

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i think you guys are right-there is no longer a trail. and as tempting as bushwacking up several hundred feet sounds, i dont know what my mom would say...i think im going to end up taking the way hiker boy suggested-up the road and ending up near creakside. thats a bit of a detour though...not like i have a choice, i dont have enough experience to do anything else. thanks for trying to help me out

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