I found out that the idea for the route of our trip had come from a much more experienced party of Mel Hines (who was houseparent at Castle Junction, at that time called Eisenhower Junction) and Errol Smith (toughest man in the Canadian Rockies). (Hereafter referred to as "the A team". However apparently their party was not keen to have inexperienced people like us (the B Team) along, and thus John Toms had to lead his own trip.
Day 1 - Get started up Cascade Fireroad
We camped the first night only a few km up the Cascade fireroad. In the morning before we even were out of bed, the "A" team appeared and skied past our camp, continuing on up the fireroad. So from then on, there was a broken trail.
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Next day we went as fast as we could following their broken trail, as it went up the Cascade fireroad, then climbed up Stony creek. I had wooden Norwegian Rustat skis, and my prized Norona leather boots, and none of us had skins. (I didn't get my first Fischer Europa fiberglass skis till spring). Despite our fast pace, we were never able to get within sight of the "A" team, but...
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