DAY ONE: Now that I had returned, the immediate problem at hand was finding a starting point. The hazards were a fall over a cliff and slipping on very steep vegetated slopes and sliding uncontrolled down the slope. I almost fell victim to the second a couple of times stopping myself by catching a tree trunk. I found a spot on the ridge were the slope was not so steep for a few tens of meters and that gave me a traverse into the talus.
Working down the steep talus slope I got forced into a vegetated section. Here the trees had firmly anchored the slope and had built up a thick layer of humus under the tree canopy. The humus was very thick and would take a plunge step, bonus! It was like working heavy spring snow. The treed section lasted a good distance and I was forced back onto the talus. I was now almost to the bottom with only about fifty meters more to go. The slope that I had followed down was the drainage chute ending at the mouth of Sentinel Bay.
Once at the bottom I walked the ten or so meters to Garibaldi Lake and filled up my water bottles. The next problem was finding my way to the glaciologists' hut up the valley.
[photo]046.jpg [caption]300 meter talus slope, Table Mountain poking up at the top of photo[/photo] To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
I could see them from were I was standing and about forty minutes later I arrived at the huts (there are two of them). One cabin is damaged and in need of repair. From the time I left my camp at Table Meadows, fiddling around taking pictures and...
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