Doug and I left Nelson at 5.30 in the morning, and picked up Rene at the Little Slocan Lakes Recreation Site at 6.30 am, where the campers in residence were all happily ignoring the open fire ban and had left their smoky fires burning untended all night. I always wonder what people do all weekend in these campsites, as no matter what time of day you enter or exit the campsite, everyone is always sitting around smoking cigarettes, burning wood, drinking beer and talking in loud voices about all the things they're gonna do - doesn't it all get just a wee bit boring after, oh, say the first 36 hours?
But, enough about Kootenay red-necks, back to Mount Bor. The hike up to Drinnan Lake went quickly as usual - Valhalla Provincial Park sports two of the few well maintained trails in the West Kootenays. At the lake, the tent pads were all still under snow, and the trail to Drinnan Pass and down to Coven Lakes was also snow covered. We had patchy snow to Gwillim Lakes, while from Gwillim Lakes on, the route was snow-covered - late June/early July is definitely the best time to do this trip to take advantage of quick and easy travel on the snow. From... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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