Christine G. and I drove down to the parking area at the northeast end of Drywood Canyon, following Andrew Nugara's excellent backroad directions, the morning of August 28 and parked just where the South Drywood Creek road starts to get rough; we probably could have driven further, and lots of folks do, especially those in big trucks with high clearance, but we wanted to make the approach somewhat sporting.
We plodded up the South Drywood Canyon road/trail for at least six kilometres in hot, dusty conditions - it's a steady uphill, although with a fair bit of up and down, and the features in the far distance never seem to get much closer.
We actually lost the trail just past the obvious cattle holding pen: one needs to bear to the left even though most of the various cow paths and ATV trails are rather indistinct. Eventually we just meandered up the main trail to Bovin Lake, a very pretty body of water, which we had both wanted to see anyway.
We then bushwhacked through thin, scrub back south about 0.6 kilometre to the trail, which at this point was... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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