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Name: Ridge Walking in the South Chilcotin Mountains
Starts: Fri Jul 29, 2022
Return: Mon Aug 01, 2022

Registration opens: Thu Jun 16, 2022
Event category: Backpacking Trip
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 10

Organizer: Flavio Wasniewski
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Trip Planning Questions

Do you have a high-clearance car and would you be willing to drive? If so, are you willing to carpool and how many people would you like to take?

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This is a short trip for Chilcotin standards: 4 days including the drive. The idea is to hike a few of the long, earthy ridges of the Chilcotins and sleep in beautiful subalpine meadows. Here’s the plan:

Day 1:  We’ll drive, drive, drive and then hike (9km) to the upper Taylor Creek Basin. Camp there.

Day 2:  Circuit Eldorado Pass - Nea Peak - Windy Pass - Spruce Peak - Eldorado Meadows. Total around 16km with day packs.

Day 3: Backpacking from Taylor Creek Basin to Upper N. Cinnabar Meadows via Harris Ridge, Camel Pass and Ridge-o-Rama Trail with (maybe) a side trip to Taylor Peak (total ~10-13km).

Day 4: Hike down the N. Cinnabar Creek Trail to the road (8km) and drive back to Vancouver.

Notes:

  • We’ll be driving the Hurley Road to get there.
  • Bring the ten essentials. Be prepared as if you’d do this hike by yourself.
  • I’m not a fast hiker, and we’ll hike at a moderate pace – but it’s still a fairly challenging trip.
  • The area has grizzlies, horseflies, steep scree ascents and can have strong winds in the high ridges – just as most places we like.
  • We’ll finish the hike ~5km away from the cars, so we may have to leave one car at the finishing point – we'll figure it out.
  • Welcome aboard - let's have fun, breathe hard and enjoy the views. Fingers crossed for good weather and no forest fires!
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