I drive out to Hope, pick up Justin and we head up Highway 3, slightly past the Slide parking area and turned right onto the Sunshine Valley Waste/Recycle access road (also a Highway Maintenance Shed area too). We parked just outside the gate and got ready. I had persuaded Justin to borrow some snowshoes - something he hadn't used in a very long time as he's a skier during the snowy months.
To get to the Ferguson Creek Road you go into the waste/recycle area and turn right. Just beyond a bunch of used appliances is the road - which has a new sign saying Outram Creek Road (this had us scratching our heads a little). Part of the old Highway 3 is also visible here, before the Hope Slide rearranged things. We followed the old logging road for just under 1 km. It used to be driven by ATVs but currently has some blockages from downed trees, landslip and fallen rock.
We pass by some very sheer cliffing (the close topo lines) but things ease just before we drop down slightly towards the creek (which is flowing heavy and fast). There's a landslip area here that we ascend partway before traversing over into the mature 2nd growth forest. Things get real steep in a hurry but... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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