Chris and I left Vancouver about about 2pm and picked up Mike from work in Burnaby by 3. It was kinda funny watching the caged humans looking curiously out the windows of Mike's office as we loaded his gear into the rig. A pleasant drive up to Hope (sure wouldn't want to be one of the daily commuters), brought us to the Home restaurant. For those in the know, I'm a fool for being in the dark so long. For the people who haven't heard of this place (probably not many), it is worth the wait in line. A quick bite to eat and we were ready to hit the road or logging road as the case might be.
We went to the Silver-Skagit fsr and traveled for about 35km to the Maselpanik fsr. We were stoked to see that the gate was opened but worried that the Interfor sign said that the gate could be closed without notice. We were willing to take that chance. A quick 7.5km up the Maselpanik came to and end when we came to the imfamous "slide alder". This looked like a good place to set the tents and get ready for the morning.
The [px]rahm1.jpg[c]morning[/px] brought broken clouds and frosty tents. The chill made us move quickly and we were rolling on the trail by 0730. Now, this was my first real experience with slide alder and very quickly we all became a little deranged by the ferocity of it. Now some people think that trees aren't really alive but I swear this variety had it in for us. I am pretty sure it... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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