The happens to be a high concentration of MDL's in the South Chilcotins. In order to hit as many MDL's as possible, Robin had picked out a fairly circutuous route which headed up Slim Creek, and then completed a couple of traverses out towards Taseko Lake, and over to the Lord Glacier (A vintage overview photo of the Mount McClure and Granite Creek area is here). I had been in the area a few times over the previous year, and was keen to get out on a longer trip to the area in the summer. In my opinion the South Chilcotins is quite possibly the best area in the province for backpacking. Terrain is wide-open and broad alpine valleys are ringed by steep rugged mountains and icefields.
We started the trip from the standard approach up Slim Creek from the end of the Slim Creek Main logging Road. A trail follows along the north side of the Slim Creek Valley, and this route is fairly heavily used by snowmobile traffic in the winter. We followed along the main Slim Creek valley as far as the Leckie Pass turn-off. A short steep hike brought us to a group of lakes at the head of Leckie Creek where we set up a fantastic campsite. There was still a little time left in the day, and we spent the early evening scrambling up peaks 2417m an 2429m to... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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