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Copperstain - Beaver River Loop
Timestamp Free: 2020.07.10 - 18:54:25
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Purcell Mountains / Dogtooth Range
  (5 days)
Participants: Matt Lucas
Difficulty: 2: Hiking
An enjoyable hike in a sparsely used part of the National Park.
Hiked the Copperstain/Beaver River loop over 5 days at the start of July 2009. Incredible views in this rarely travelled area of the park. Didn't see anybody on our trip.

Trail has nearly zero deadfall, however can be difficult to follow in some places. The Bald hills area has no trails but is easy hiking. Gets difficult at treeline at the south end of the bald hills. There is some confusion here as one has to find and follow the park boundry. Once below treeline the trail follows the park border cut until just before Caribou Pass. With zero signage and very intermittent trail other than the border cut we thought we'd passed the connecting trail.

The Beaver River section of the trail is long and boring through thick forest. There are some sections of fantastic old growth and a few views of the Selkirks high above. Very few if any areas to camp other than the designated sites. The Uto Ranger Cabins are very over grown with no open areas around the cabins.

Overall a fun trip into an area that is seldom visited....

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