We met Janet Noakes and John Pearson through the BC mountaineering club. We did several day and weekend trips with them, and always looked forward to talking to them at the socials. Their enthusiasm, good humour, patience and the interest they took in everyone they met made them excellent trip partners. Both Brian and I were really looking forward to doing a longer trip with them. We started discussing trip ideas in the fall at a film festival and settled on a horseshoe around the Talchako River in the Monarch area because this was a three - week trip we could do without air support, a concept we were all liked. With a couple of short carries, we would be able to pull sleds from the trailhead allowing us to carry 3 weeks worth of food.
Phil Hammer a friend from the geophysics department joined us so we had five people for the trip. We left Vancouver on May 4th and drove to Tatla Lake the first day. After breakfast in Anahim Lake on May 5th we placed one car at our exit point at the Hunlen Falls trail head on the Atnarko River and then drove up the Nusatsum Road until were stopped by snow about 4 km from the Ape... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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