But, winter logging (spring logging now) up newly built roads in Harrop Creek made a day trip to Mount Lasca seem possible. The weekend before, Doug, Roland and myself had toured along the Harrop-Narrows Divide from Harrop Low Road, so we had some familiarity with the area. Despite that, I almost led us up the wrong drainage as I'd forgotten we had been in a tributary of Harrop Creek and not the main Harrop Creek. Luckily, we had Fred, the human GPS, along to get the terrain straightened out in my head.
[photo]lasca_creek_kmc.jpg[caption]Easy skiing up Harrop Creek[/photo]
Harrop Low Road ends in a clearcut about 50 to 80 metres above the main Harrop Creek, but we found a skid road that led us down to where we could easily start skiing and cross the eastern most tributary of Harrop Creek and get into the main Harrop Creek drainage. Skiing up this drainage was easy as there was good snow coverage, and we plugged along for an hour or so to about 1700 metres, where we had a late breakfast stop - the day having started early.
After snacking, I broke trail and somehow managed to get us into much steeper terrain than necessary, and also somewhat off route to the east by getting suckered up the wrong fork of upper Harrop Creek. GPS-man Fred, came to the rescue again, and we got back on course and... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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