The objective of the trip was to take advantage of the load of snow that we could see on the mountain and ski down the south side of Landale into the (clear cut) bowl in which Sherk lake is located. I recall that Dimitris and I left Sidney early (06:00?) and we would have arrived at the start of the logging roads just past Duncan at 7:00 and probably arrived at the gate just past Copper Canyon around 7:30. At that time you had to go through a manned gate but the gatekeeper had obviously been up already and we could go through. We managed to jockey my old International Scout up to the ~500 m level before parking in the middle of the road and starting out on the snowshoes.
The trip up was largely uneventful except for the fact that we had absolutely hit the jackpot with the weather. We had a clear blue sky and very soon we were cooking hot and overdressed. There was nothing for it but to take our long pants off! [photo]snowshoes.jpg[caption]Me and Dimitris wearing only (under) shorts![/photo]
Not far from where we dropped our drawers, we arrived at Sherk lake. This lake must have been an idyllic spot before the area was... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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