Best backpacking between Vancouver & Jasper (Sept.)
I have to drive from Vancouver home to Edmonton in September, and have plenty of flexibility in how much time I take. I'm very familiar with Banff, Jasper and SE BC, but know nothing about Whistler area, Wells Gray, etc. and figure it would be a nice chance to explore further from home.
I'm open to anything from 5 day backpacking to base camping for day hikes. I'll be solo, so I prefer to minimize risk in terms of exposure or really challenging route finding (I don't mind a good physical challenge though). Only driving a sedan, and would prefer not to go too far off the main route (no more than a couple hour detour).
Any recommendations of specific hikes, or guidebooks to get me started?