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The Great South Chilcotin Loop Hike.
Timestamp Free: 2020.08.12 - 09:51:33
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Chilcotin Ranges
  (9 days)     Elevation Gain: 4000m
Participants: Klaus Haring, Shu Oshika
Difficulty: 3: Easy climbing, extensive cross country travel and route finding, some big creek fords.
A climb of Sluice and Dorrie Peaks along a loop of Gun Cr. - Warner Pass trail, crosscountry to Iron Pass and Lorna Lake, then Tyaughton Cr. and Grease Hill trails. and out along Spruce Lake trail.
In 1995 I put Dickson Peak on the ACC climbing schedule for the July 1st long weekend with an option for a 6 day loop hike through the South Chilcotin afterwards. I got a small party and only Shu was interested in the extension.

Day 1 & 2
See first part of Triumph on Dickson Peak

Day 3
Since it was a long weekend we had stayed in our hicamp for a 2nd night, then descended quickly to the cars in the morning. There was talk of the others doing a day hike to Spruce Lake or at least accompany us part way up Gun Cr. but in the end they opted to start the long drive to town early. So Shu and I loaded our packs with 6 days food and started up the trail for a little over an hour to Eldorado Creek where we ate our lunch. In the afternoon we continued to Hummingbird Lake. The weather had been unsettled all weekend and along the way we had a few sprinkles. [photo]img606.jpg[caption]Looking back along the Warner Pass trail. Mt Sheba behind Warner Lake. Shu crossing the scree slope below.[/photo]

Day 4
It rained some more over night, but we had a fairly early start in spite of dark skys and blustery wind and hit the trail at 8.15. Past Trigger Lake it began to clear a bit and the hike over Warner Pass was nice and sunny. Shortly after the pass we began to traverse horizontally into the flat valley west of Sluice Peak where we found a pleasant campsite in a nice meadow. [photo]img618.jpg[caption]Our camp 2 with Sluice Peak behind. Our route went up to the left, then along the ridge.[/photo]

Day 5
We climbed Sluice Peak in the morning and had an early lunch on top. In the afternoon we hiked over the three spurs, Denain, Feo and Rae. It was mostly easy walking, except the ridges had big cornices on the northside which...

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