Thursday August 19: We left Vancouver in the morning under sunny skies and warm weather. After a stop at Whistler for food and liquids we continued on our way to the Duffey. The closer we go to the Seton ridge road the warmer the temps got. At the turn off to the Seton road it was smoking hot! Nothing like warm weather to keep the muscles loose. We 2wd up to the trail head and started up the trail. I always like to warm up on some flat trail to get the body ready for punishment. With this trail though,there was no warm up. Right away the trail cranked up and there were moans of discomfort from some of the crew. The group quickly splintered and I was left alone to contemplate the sound of my thudding heart which seemed like it wanted to jump straight out my ribcage. The [px]set1.jpg[c]views[/px] from the [px]set2.jpg[c]ridge[/px] were outstanding but there was a haze in the air from the Whitecap creek fire northwest of Seton Portage.
We planned on going about 11km to the base of Cy3 the first day but after a couple of hours I started to wonder if we would make it. Well,as dusk approached I got the... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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