quote:Originally posted by Kid Charlemagne
The route is certainly rough, but that may add enjoyment, depending on your disposition. As for remote, I personally wouldn't qualify anything in that region as remote. As long as you're willing to keep putting one foot in front of the other and you're competent in your back-country skills, 3 days is quite reasonable. Good luck!
So you've done the Indian Arm trail?
If so, I'm surprised you toss it out so casually as an easy 2-nighter to someone whose ability you don't know.
If not, you have no idea what you're talking about.
I did it back in '05. I find some of the chest-thumping braggadocio so common off-putting, I don't participate. Just to show I know what I'm talking, I was in excellent shape at the time (3 grinds in an evening all under 40 minutes, 2 or 3 times a week + whatever the weekend was). Same year I did the Stein traverse in two days, and Howe Sound Crest in 6 1/2 hours.
Took me an evening and two days, 27 hours of trail time, and that's pushing hard with a light pack. It has had very little traffic since then, flagging and clearing was minimal then and worse now. It may not be "remote" in the sense of map distance, but it certainly is in the sense that you will not see anyone for months at a time.
It was a wonderful experience, I loved it. But know what you are getting into. Two nights is optimistic.