Day 1: June 25 - Watersprite Tower, Gibson and Martin
The weather was overcast but sweltering, the ceiling stayed at around 2200m the whole day. I persuaded my girlfriend to drive me to the Watersprite trailhead early on Thursday morning. Unfortunately, as is common, we were late, and by the time we reached the turnoff for the Skookum IPP road, she was already late for work. The walk to the trailhead was the worst of the trip. The trail itself is quite pleasant and in great shape - I had only been to the area with snow on the ground.
I reached the lake in 3 hours from the gate and set up camp. [photo]DSCN4566.jpg[caption]Overcast but still beautiful. Watersprite Lake. I camped on the grass on the photos right.[/photo]
By this time, overwhelmed by the heat, I had already begun formulating plans to spend all the nights at Watersprite, but I was unsure if I could reach the far peaks in a single day.
I elected on an easy day and climbed Watersprite Tower (WT), then followed the ridge to Gibson and Martin Peaks.
From the lake I headed southeast up a low wide gully directly below WT and gained the first gully on climber's left, heading northeast. This was quite pleasant and I easily gained the... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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