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Name: Overnight Scramble - Welch & Foley Peaks
Starts: Sat Jun 04, 2016
Meetup: Safeway parking lot at Broadway and Commercial at 7:00am
Return: Sun Jun 05, 2016

Registration opens: Wed Jun 01, 2016
Event category: Scrambling
Difficulty grade: B4-C4  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Dennis Kasukawa
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On Saturday, we will hike to Williamson Lake, set up camp and continue onto Welch peak. On Sunday, we will scramble to Foley peak, return to camp, pack up and hike out.

The hike to Williamson lake starts on a well marked trail which enters the forest for a short time and then opens up onto broad open slopes. It hits a rocky creek bed which descends from the lake. We follow this up to the lake. Both Welch and Foley offer spectacular scrambling in a superb alpine setting.  "The summit views include Baby Munday, Mount Baker, the Border Peaks, Rexford, Slesse, Robbie Reid and Judge Howay." (Scrambles, Matt Gunn).

Access to the trailhead is best with a 4WD high clearance vehicle. I am driving one and have space for 2 more. You can make it up with a regular car but you will be adding 3.4 km of walking. If this is the case, I can "ferry" the 2nd group up.

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