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Forum: British Columbia   08-23-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ChuckLW
Another good option for access to Rainbow is now...

Another good option for access to Rainbow is now to use the 19 Mile Creek access to Skywalk South trail from Mountain View drive. Follow the Skywalk to where it connects with what I think is the...
Forum: British Columbia   08-23-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,011
Posted By ChuckLW
I took a shot at it a few weeks ago with plans...

I took a shot at it a few weeks ago with plans for an overnighter and got totally bogged down in the bush wack section just past a major creek wash out. It was a day of light showers so I got soaked...
Forum: British Columbia   08-22-2016, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 970
Posted By ChuckLW
Linus Mountain Aug 19 2016

Friday I made my 1st trip of the season into the Downton Creek drainage and immediately wondered why I hadn't done so sooner this year. This is great country for alpine wandering. On this trip my...
Forum: British Columbia   08-17-2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By ChuckLW
Wonderful, remote feeling area. I wondered about...

Wonderful, remote feeling area. I wondered about the creek route you took on the return as a possible approach to Mystery but opted to avoid it as it looked pretty thick down there. Congrats on a...
Forum: British Columbia   08-17-2016, 01:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 862
Posted By ChuckLW
Tenquille via North Ridge Aug 12 2016

This past Friday I ventured once more into the Hope Creek area from the Hurley FSR. A hot, dusty drive took me up the Hope Creek FSR South through the massive tank-trap water bars to the point where...
Forum: British Columbia   08-17-2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By ChuckLW
Mounts Albert Edward & Jutland Aug 2 2016

On August 2nd I made my annual pilgrimage to the Forbidden Plateau area on Vancouver Island. This year my big day out covered some familiar ground and combined assents of Mounts Albert Edward and...
Forum: British Columbia   08-08-2016, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,003
Posted By ChuckLW
Hope creek road is a little brushy in spots but...

Hope creek road is a little brushy in spots but could be driven in a 2 wd car. Small water bars but nothing dramatic. I've seen Subaru Legacy wagons in there
Forum: British Columbia   07-28-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,003
Posted By ChuckLW
Crux was just up and out of frame from where I...

Crux was just up and out of frame from where I took the shot of the blocky slope to the summit. The crux is a crack which looks pretty straight forward for humans. That shot of the summit is showing...
Forum: British Columbia   07-26-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,003
Posted By ChuckLW
Mystery nearly solved

Friday July 22nd I left Whistler and proceeded north, up the Hurley, then onto Hope Creek FSR, north branch to attempt Mystery. Road work on the way up delayed our arrival until 11 am. I figured...
Forum: British Columbia   09-02-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,004
Posted By ChuckLW
Mount Currie August 22, 2015

In late July I set out on an attempt to reach the summit of Mount Currie via the new trail starting above the motor cross track off Highway 99 on the way to Pemberton.

The previous year I had...
Forum: British Columbia   08-12-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,775
Posted By ChuckLW
The new Sproatt Alpine trail gives way to an...

The new Sproatt Alpine trail gives way to an older trail and then a reasonably well flagged trail that follows the ridge system until you have clear sight of the Sproatt summit. From there it's...
Forum: British Columbia   08-11-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By ChuckLW
Long day on and above Forbidden Plateau

On August 3rd I was back on Vancouver Island and ready for another visit to the Forbidden Plateau area. This year the long hike started at Paradise Meadows and proceeded as directly as possible on...
Forum: British Columbia   07-22-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,592
Posted By ChuckLW
Ring Lake and Mount Callaghan July 17/15

With just a light whiff of smoke in the air last Friday, Kinzie and I made our way back to Ring Lake to camp and then on up to the summit of Callaghan.

A few trip notes: 3 hours from Callaghan...
Forum: Track Your Stats   07-11-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,357
Posted By ChuckLW
2015 peaks

Metal Dome - May 9
Brandywine 2x - May 23 / Sept 19
Cypress Peak - May 31
Brandywine W1 - June 6
Sproatt W1 - June 13
Sproatt- June 21
Rainbow (-200m) - June 27
Locomotive, Tender, Caboose -...
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   12-04-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 33,584
Posted By ChuckLW
Just testing

Just testing
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   12-04-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 33,584
Posted By ChuckLW
Just testing

Just testing
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-21-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 213,228
Posted By ChuckLW
Headed up Brandywine on Saturday Hit significant...

Headed up Brandywine on Saturday Hit significant snow at about 1900 m elevation. By 2000 m I was post holing up to my knees. Problem was I was bottoming out over loose boulders etc so had to move...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   10-17-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 24,378
Posted By ChuckLW
Checked out the trail to Ice Berg Lake. Very...

Checked out the trail to Ice Berg Lake. Very impressed. This opens up some interesting possibilities. Many thanks.
Forum: British Columbia   10-14-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,817
Posted By ChuckLW
I checked out Skywalk to Ice berg lake on...

I checked out Skywalk to Ice berg lake on Saturday. Definitely opens up some interesting terrain in the area. For those interested in overnight trips there are a number of spots cleared for tents...
Forum: British Columbia   10-14-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,382
Posted By ChuckLW
Next year....

Next year....
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-24-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By ChuckLW
I went up Garibaldi from Sentinel Bay in August...

I went up Garibaldi from Sentinel Bay in August 1978. It got a brief mention in my belated trip report filed in 2003 (3rd trip report I ever filed on this site). From what I recall we were glacier...
Forum: British Columbia   09-24-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By ChuckLW
Definitely looks to have been a great outing

Definitely looks to have been a great outing
Forum: British Columbia   09-22-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 968
Posted By ChuckLW
Ostinato & a tale of two ridges

My daughter finally returned home after a summer working in Waterton Lakes National Park with her freshly minted BSc degree. We wasted no time getting out for an overnight trip September 6-7. The...
Forum: British Columbia   08-26-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By ChuckLW
Beaujolais Summit

It seems my role here is to find ways to do things wrong and then explain my mistakes so others can avoid them. Case in point was my August 23rd trip to Beaujolais. 1st mistake was to forget to...
Forum: British Columbia   08-22-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,132
Posted By ChuckLW
The slide area on the road now has a nice berm on...

The slide area on the road now has a nice berm on the outside
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