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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2017, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Default MacDonald from Center Creek FSR?

I saw a recent report that Center Creek is driveable almost to the end of it, so I wonder if this would be a shorter route to MacDonald, than taking the regular trail from the lake camping spot?
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I had thought about this as well, hike the same route as we did up Corriveau last month, then once you get to the ridge head southeast. On the map it seems much shorter than the Radium Lake trail.
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It's a shorter route but involves moderately steep bushwacking in the forest. It was the preferred route in the late 80s and 90s, the last time the road was regularly driveable.

No need to go up Corriveau first, just head direct to McDonald from near where the Mt Lindeman route starts.
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It's a shorter route but involves moderately steep bushwacking in the forest. It was the preferred route in the late 80s and 90s, the last time the road was regularly driveable.

No need to go up Corriveau first, just head direct to McDonald from near where the Mt Lindeman route starts.
Any coordinates or landmarks where that is?
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Pretty much the end of where you can drive to. You can't miss it. Chilliwack Outdoors Club even made a sign, I believe.
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Unfortunately the road is gated: "This road is currently gated by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Closed from May 15 - October 15. Walking/Biking access due to TransCanada Trail"
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Unfortunately the road is gated: "This road is currently gated by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Closed from May 15 - October 15. Walking/Biking access due to TransCanada Trail"
Really?! So gated at the bottom near Chilliwack River?
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Unfortunately the road is gated: "This road is currently gated by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Closed from May 15 - October 15. Walking/Biking access due to TransCanada Trail"
That might be what you found on the web, but it's not the facts on the ground, as evidenced by the party that climbed Lindeman yesterday and drove to the TH...
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Is it 2wd or 4wd accessible?
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Is it 2wd or 4wd accessible?
4 wheel drive if you stay on the bottom road and drive to where there is a sign indicating Mt. Lindeman Trail. If you go higher where we hiked through the forest, then you needed higher clearance 4WD jeep like

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Damn I was hoping the lower road to the Lindeman TH was 2wd.

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