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2009 Wendy Thompson Hike
Timestamp Free: 2020.08.03 - 03:39:36
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Lillooet Ranges / Cayoosh Range / Cayoosh Range West
  (3 days)     Elevation Gain: 1121m
Participants: Cliff Jennings, Sara Jennings Zoe Jennings (dog)
Difficulty: 3: Trip 1 to cabin was easy route finding Trip 2 on the next day involved route finding to get to the ridge East of Mount Marriott
Summer hiking trip with my daughter (Sara Jennings) & our dog Zoe to stay at the Wendy Thompson Hut & do some rambling.
This was my first long hiking trip since recovering from a heart attack on Whistler Mountain in March of 2009. Since we couldn't get to our cabin on Tyaughton Lake due to fire closures, my daughter Sara & I decided to do the hike up to the Wendy Thompson Hut in the Marriott Basin.

We were trying to get a new cabin built to replace the 1960 cabin that we bought in 2001. The new cabin took 3 years to complete due to Road 40 collapse in 2008, the fires effecting getting sub trades up in 2009 then Crane Creek debris torrent in June of 2010.
  We were able to drive about one kilometer up the old access road & found a wide spot to park then started up the old roadbed. This was the only real challenge for me. I used my heart monitor to tell me when to stop & for how long. Sara & Zoe were very patient.

After breaking out of the forest we had a great lunch break in the meadows. The summer trail goes around the lake. [photo]MarriottBasinhike06lunchinMeadows.jpg[caption]lunch in meadows[/photo]

[photo]MarriottBasinhike13ZoeSaraswim.jpg[caption]Zoe & Sara swimming[/photo] We all had a refreshing swim in this beautiful lake.

After dropping off our heavy packs at the Wendy Thompson Hut, we hiked above to get an idea of where to go on the next day hike. There is a beautiful little waterfall over mossy rocks coming from the small lake above the cabin.

[photo]MarriottBasinhike33Zoeabovecabin.jpg[caption]Zoe above cabin[/photo] This stop helped us determine a route for the next days hike.

We climbed straight up from the hut to this South Facing plateau where we passed above a small lake that looked good for a refreshing swim on our descent. From there we ascended to above a larger lake about 100 meters higher.

We spotted Guy Heywood (at that time a councilor...

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