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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-20-2019, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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Thinking of doing something a little closer to home this year and I'm looking at the idea of packrafting down the Pitt via the valley just past Mamquam Lake. Anyone heard of doing this before? It looks pretty rough for the first few kilometers but I'm hoping that if I can do it in a dry spell in August I can scramble along. Then when I reach paddle-able waters I'd go down to the hot springs and out to the lake.

I found a couple previous threads on the area:

https://forums.clubtread.com/8-briti...tt-access.html

https://forums.clubtread.com/27-brit...necone-lk.html
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-20-2019, 06:27 PM
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You won't be able to packraft at all in the tributary streams until you hit Pitt River. The river is not too bad, but winds on the lake will be brutal. the north end of the lake is fjordlike with steep cliffs straight into the water and no beaches, making exits difficult if it gets rough.
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Thanks, yes those winds can be brutal. I could organize a water taxi to pick me up.

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My partner paddled it last summer and said the way back took them much longer with the wind - but it is doable if you're determined!
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My partner paddled it last summer and said the way back took them much longer with the wind - but it is doable if you're determined!
They went all the way from garibaldi mamquam area? I'm looking at it on Google earth and it doesn't look that difficult. I'm super excited about it, just have a pinched nerve in my pelvis I'm dealing with. I'll go early August.

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