Hittin' the Trails
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Stein Valley Traverse / Maps / Water this year
So a group of us are planning on doing the Stein Valley Traverse at the end of August. There are some excellent trip reports of the trail, which we've read through. We realize it's will be a decent challenge.
Just wondering if anyone knows which topo map would be appropriate for the area and where the best place to get them would be? We have downloaded gps maps, but obviously we don't want to rely on this solely and prefer paper copies. I have some excellent maps for the North Shore and Garibaldi areas, but have yet to find something of that detail for the pemberton area.
Our particular concern is the burned out area where route finding is apparently a bit difficult.
Also, any thoughts on current snowpack and water levels at the end of August this year? I wonder if this will be a concern given how low levels are this year. Will we have a reliable source of water the entire trip and is a dry summer going to make forest fire risk a real issue on an 8 day backcountry trip in that region?
Thanks for any ideas!