We started the trip off with the long drive to the upper end of the Elaho mainline. I am always struck by how far this system goes, and how at the end, you are actually north of Pemberton. Unfortunately my vehicle was not designed for off-road travel. Along the way there was active hauling which made for some interesting driving. Coupled with that, as we neared the end of the road, I realized that my brakes were giving out, and my emergency brake no longer held. Not so much worries for heading up valley, but this did cause some trepidation for our outbound trip. Well, not much to do about it, so we decided to head off on the trip and worry about it later.
We parked at the end of the road system, and made our way onto the trail that the Western Canada Wilderness Committee had built from the Elaho to 100 Lakes Plateau and the "Stoltman" Wilderness (see Robin Tivy's article TripID232). After the long drive, we only made it a short distance along the trail and camped at one of the campsites along the trail.
The second day we continued along our way towards the Stoltmann Trail, and camped near a lake at 1000 Lakes Plateau. The following day we dropped down into Moose Flats-the low pass between the... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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