In the week leading up to the trip it rained nearly every day, so option 1) is out because we figure the water will be too high. Option 3) looks like very nasty steep terrain on maps, so we decide on option 2 - an approach from the Hurley Silver Mine alpine.
Tim, James, Eloginy, Mike, Sandra and myself headed up to the Cayoosh after work on Thursday night, the day before Canada Day. At about the 3rd switchback on the Duffey Lake Road, we realize there is a problem. Sandra, Tim and I planned our food for 4 days, whereas James Mike and Eloginy were only planning for 3. Also, Mike and Eloginy were expected at work on Monday morning.
After some debate, we decided the best strategy would be to stretch the food by sharing dinners and Mike would make a stop in Lillooet to tie up job related loose ends as we drove through on the long car shuffle to place a vehicle in Seton Portage. Mike, Tim and I left the others at the base of the Hurley Silver Mine road to set up camp, and we headed north to Lillooet. We dropped MIke off at the gas station on the native reserve just before they closed at 11pm and left him with there with only a toque, a jacket and an FRS Radio. The drive from Lillooet to Seton Portage via... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)