I made the drive up from my Surrey home on a Sunday, the day before setting out. I arrived at the small community of Valemount that evening, just as the sun was settling in. The 1/50,000 topo map of the area didn't show the access to and bottom end of Kiwa Creek, so I hauled out my VFR navigational chart (1/500,000 topo of the Prince George region)
I find the VFR topo charts to be great for overall coverage of an area. They give you the big picture, and show major roads, towns, and some logging roads amongst other details. The elevations are colour coded and glaciers appear as white. The Vancouver region map covers all of SW BC, and the Calgary map covers SE BC and the southern interior ranges and rockies. You can purchase them at most small airports, and are intended for use by pilots.
My VFR map which is quite dated now, shows a road heading up the west side of the Fraser River, from Tete Jaune Cache to Tete Jaune, but not any further. (ie doesn't appear to connect with the Kiwa Creek Road.) It also shows a road coming in from the north side, crossing the river further up at Dunster. This one seemed to connect... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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