Our original idea for this trip was to reach Snowy Mountain via the roads and trails from the east, as described by Stephen Skog. And then we'd traverse thru part of the Pasayten Wilderness to Cathedral Park, then loop back around and finally return via high ridges to the Snowy trail. But research into the current status of the roads approaching Snowy from the east seemed to indicate that they are now gated by the Indian Band in Keremeos, who ask for a fee to use the road.
So we decided to do the same basic loops, starting at the Ewart Creek trailhead. Ewart creek runs right up the center of the area, with Snowy mountain on the east, and Cathedral Provincial Park on the west. Before researching the trip, I had no idea that there were such good trails in the Snowy Mountain protected area. A key realization was that the topo map for Snowy mountain has 20m contours, instead of the usual 50m. So suddenly things that looked real steep were in fact gentle rambles. Furthermore we found a horse website which described lots of trails in the Snowy area. So then my goal was to go and explore this Snowy Mountain area, and document all the trails we could find. Thus one outcome of this trip was the Snowy Mountain/Cathedral Park -Trail Plan.
Day 1 - Hike 4 km up Ewart Creek To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
We left Vancouver and met Doug and Sandra at the "Red Bridge" which starts the Ashnola River Road. Our meeting time was 3:00 PM. We then drove both vehicles to the Ewart Creek trailhead, crossed Ewart creek on the footbridge,...
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