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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-12-2017, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
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I am thinking to organize a car camping + day hiking for this coming long weekend in Powell River area. Any suggestion on my plan or info about the current road/trail condition? Thank you very much for any help you might give!

here is my plan:

day 1:my camping options as below, which one is the best? we will do fishing and crabbing a little bit as well.

Lois Lake camping ground
Nanton lake camping ground
Dodd lake camping ground
Lewis lake
Tinhat Mountain Cabin

day 2: hike to Emma lake and back

Day 3: hiking Mount Troubridge from Brunch 41 FSR and back to Vancouver.


btw: where are good spots for crabbing from the shore in Powell river area?



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There is still very heavy snowpack in the back country here. A couple of guys tried to hike the SCT +/- 2 weeks ago and were turned back before Walt Hill - awful wet snow, sinking in every step even with snowshoes. Pick a lower level section. You would not make Emma Lake as a day hike. Plus we have had huge blow down this year - I think the trees were weakened by the drought 2 years ago, and the heavy snow and then freezing we had for such a long time brought them down.

The much-loved BOMB Squad have spent countless hours with chain saws clearing the northern section. I'm not sure if they have got up to Confederation Lake yet, but as there was a work crew there last week dismantling the old cabin, I expect the answer is yes (although the crew might have got helicoptered in).

Don't have a clue about crabbing spots!

Weather forecast is looking great for this weekend.
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There is still very heavy snowpack in the back country here. A couple of guys tried to hike the SCT +/- 2 weeks ago and were turned back before Walt Hill - awful wet snow, sinking in every step even with snowshoes. Pick a lower level section. You would not make Emma Lake as a day hike. Plus we have had huge blow down this year - I think the trees were weakened by the drought 2 years ago, and the heavy snow and then freezing we had for such a long time brought them down.

The much-loved BOMB Squad have spent countless hours with chain saws clearing the northern section. I'm not sure if they have got up to Confederation Lake yet, but as there was a work crew there last week dismantling the old cabin, I expect the answer is yes (although the crew might have got helicoptered in).

Don't have a clue about crabbing spots!

Weather forecast is looking great for this weekend.
Thank you so much for your reply! very helpful and I really appreciate! here is my updated plan:

day 1: set off from Vancouver, camp @ lewis lake and fishing there

http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/searc...3007&type=Site


backup campsite in case lewis lake campground is full ---Nanton Lake:
http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/searc...RDSI&type=Site


day 2: day hiking to Tin Hat Mountain, then back to lewis lake camping site, we will bring both microspikes and snowshoes for this hike

http://sunshinecoast-trail.com/passp...-mountain-hut/
http://sunshinecoast-trail.com/huts/tin-hat-hut/
https://www.clubtread.com/routes/Route.aspx?Route=998
http://www.sunshinecoastcanada.com/b...trails-week-50

Backup plan for day 1 & 2:

first day: Saltery Bay to Fairview Bay hut
second day: Fairview Bay hut to Rainy Day Lake hut,then back to Saltery Bay
http://sunshinecoast-trail.com/plan-...eat-day-hikes/

Day 3:
Fairview Bay hut round trip from Saltery Bay, or Explore Inland Lake area, then explore lower sunshine Coast a little bit,e.g. visit Skookumchuck Narrows and back to Vancouver

Any input? Thank you very much!

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 01:03 PM
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Both plans look good. My personal preference would be the Fairview/Rainy Day plan. The lakes can be a bit of a gong show on a long weekend.

The Fairview Bay cabin is now enclosed at the bottom. In the video you attached it's open below.

Whatever you do, have fun!
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Both plans look good. My personal preference would be the Fairview/Rainy Day plan. The lakes can be a bit of a gong show on a long weekend.

The Fairview Bay cabin is now enclosed at the bottom. In the video you attached it's open below.

Whatever you do, have fun!
Thanks a lot, I'll post TR with pics when I come back. I have been wanting to visit the upper sunshine for so long! love the land and people there. I have heard so much that people there are so kind and friendly!

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A friend biked & hiked to Mt Trowbridge hut last weekend. Did not need snowshoes, but still snow on the ground.
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