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North Creek to Pebble Creek ski
Timestamp Free: 2017.10.18 - 18:50:13
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Bridge-Lillooet Divide
  (9 days)
Participants:
Jos Van der Burg; Karin Rolfes-Kubik; Paul Kubik
A ski/sled traverse up North Creek to North Creek Cabin then over pass and down Pebble glacier to Pebble Creek cabin. Then return to North creek cabin and ski out North Creek.
[photo]NorthCreek1.jpg[caption]Mt Delilah and the Gunbarrel[/photo]

May 1-2: BCFS just unlocked the Lillooet FSR gate in time for our trip. Drove to 2000 feet elevation. on North Creek Main, then skied. In contrast to last year, when Karin and I were short of food, this year there's abundance. We dragged a sled full of food in. A brutal sledding experience through the approximately three kilometers of steep forest but clear sailing once on the avalanche run outs. Now to some serious eating.

Three meters on the ground at the cabin. We dug out the wood cavern under the porch and the rear window. Jos located the outhouse and liberated it from winter's grasp. The porch railing is gone, the cap on the stove pipe crushed and the heat shield bent but otherwise the cabin looks intact. Only two entries in the log book since our entry last Easter. One fly-in, fly-out foursome in February and four snowmobilers in April.

Tomorrow's goal is to sled and ski to Pebble Creek cabin and return to North Creek at the end of nine days. But the weather like last year is not cooperating. Interesting phenomenon observed on the way in: Tree limbs snapped off 30 to 40 feet above the snow level on an avalanche track. Jos thinks it the outcome of a powder snow avalanche earlier in the year. Karin thinks its the power of the Goddess, the dogs think it's Dog.

May 3: Hemonius in the bag! Crappy weather in the morning forestalled our Pebble departure. A giant sucker hole enticed Paul, Jos and the dogs to peak-bag and ski in the afternoon. On the descent down from the summit to the skis, 300 feet below, the visibility worsened and a loud sucking sound was heard. The ski down was flawed only by the flat light, otherwise light powder on a hard base. Conditions could be described as "late...

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