Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: vancouver, bc, Canada.
Lake Lovely Water Access
Not really wanting to put in the effort to go for a ski, or a tour in the rain, I scoped out the LLW access for some future endeavours up there. Followed McLane's guidebook, which was very useful and accurate. The gate was closed, so I had to park on a little side road nearby. I ran into Dan and Shirley (I think that's her name), and while they said I was ok to park on Squamish Nation land, that next time I should check with their uncle. Anyone have any other recent info on this?
Anyways, I did the tyrolean across the river, and then found the trail. The tyrolean was burly and fun, but not worth the $10 biner it's not cost me, and all the faffing around. A gate had fused shut kinda, and I spent a good half hour trying to open it. Canoe would probably be the best choice. This does mean either asking for an open gate, portaging your gear and canoe to the cable tower and then upstream a few hundred meters, or starting way upstream and paddling down river. If paddling, I think some basic river paddling skills would be good. The trail itself is looking rough, but full value adventure for an 8 hour day. I'm looking forward to logging some good routes up in this area in the months to come.