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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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I'm very close to completing a cover to cover peak bag of 103 Hikes 5th edition, but one of my last hikes to do is the "Boise Trail" (#31).

Back in 2009 I managed to get myself via 4x4 to the trailhead but we could find nothing worth following after several attempts and I imagine it is only more overgrown now, which is why I'm assuming it didn't appear in the 6th edition.

Now, I tend to have better luck with tough trails (and better tools for the job) and wayfinding skills and have no problem bushwhacking for long stretched (within reason), BUT I'm assuming that like most Western Canada Wilderness Committee trails once the area has been preserved,... this one has been abandoned, is not maintained,.. and basically not hikable. [u]Does anyone have any information to the contrary?[u]</u>

Long story short, in my own rulebook for peak bagging the book, I will substitute a trail (same area, same similar stats) if a trail is either dangerous, or just heavily inaccessible due to neglect on (for more that just a few isolated areas like washouts). Your input welcome!
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Substitute Seed Peak, you'll be glad you did. We set out to find the Boise Trail a few years ago but abandoned that idea and went exploring towards Seed Peak instead.
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It was still there and marked with tags a some years back. I never did go to the pass but elected to go up to the ridge that connects to Pollen Peak. Went back again and did Pollen after.

https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topi...TOPIC_ID=22351

After crossing November Creek go left a short distance on a fully deactivated road/cutblock. Look to your right (upslope) and pick up the trail on the left side of a small creek at the edge of the forest.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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I can't substitute Seed,.. because I have to do it also!

I've done about 75% of Seed and had to turn back but looking forward to completing it.

Simonc,.. thanks, it looks like this one still might be a go but secretly I was kind of hoping it wasn't,...

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The Boise Trail is indeed still there - I used it last August to access Meslilloet. Follow Simon's instructions to the trailhead, ascending the small creek to gain the forest above the clearcut. Beyond this point, there is a good footbed and some orange markers and flagging tape. It is reasonably straightforward to follow the trail to Mamquam Pass and definitely still hikable, with some minor routefinding.
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Very helpful!
Now who has a 4x4 that would like to drive me!
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This was is still on my list, but I've now done Seed Peak (and loved it).

Anyone got any comments for the road part? I realize I can make it a 20km, 8hr hike without the 4x4 and BC paintjob, but I've heard compared to Seed the drive barely needs high clearance.
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