The difficulties started even before the hiking started. We had planned to shuttle people and gear up the logging road using Jordan's 4-wheel drive vehicle. Christian and Line who were in a car were going to force their vehicle up the road as high as possible and wait there. Meanwhile Jordan would drop the rest of us off as high as he could and then return to pick up Christian and Line. Unfortunately, Christian and Line took a wrong turn and went up the Brohm Crossover road instead of the Cheekeye road. These two roads eventually merge together near the abandoned [px]Gondola.jpg[c]gondola base[/px] at the 1130-m level.
It was easy for us to figure out that the car had taken the wrong turn since we never saw them on the way up. We continued up to the merge point where snow blocked further progress and also noticed that the upper part of the Crossover road was totally covered in snow. After dropping off all the gear, Jordan and Piotr drove down to see if they could find Christian and Line while I waited with Anne at the merge point. After a while, Christian and Line appeared on foot. They had managed to drive up the Crossover road to within 3 km of the merge point and decided to hike the rest of the way. Meanwhile Jordan and Piotr where nowhere to be seen.
Tired of waiting, Anne and Line decided to start skiing -- I joined them while Christian waited for Jordan and Piotr to show up. We leisurely... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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