[photo]EndofRoad.jpg[caption]End of road with mature forest and the Spetch Creek Trail just beyond.[/photo]
From where I was parked I was a bit further east from where I'd planned to start, aiming for the north ridge of Lil'wat but to miss the young forest (old cutblock) and this recent one, this would do fine (elevation about 1150m).
I crossed over the slash to reach the mature forest where there's some blowdown to deal with in the transition zone then cut the Spetch Creek Trail and follow for a few minutes before trending off to the right. I ascend to outflank the cutblock with the forest travel pretty good - the ground is very mossy and loamy for a while. Once above the cutblock the travel stays good with a few minor creeks to cross as I generally head in a SSW direction to intersect the north ridge of Lil'wat where it becomes more prominent and open.
Snow didn't make much of an appearance until 1500m or so. By then the forest was becoming a little more bushy but travel was still fine. More snow, more open areas, some talus, minor postholing on the snow as I get on to the north ridge proper, scrambling up some good sized blocky boulders/rock. Finding a good open spot a little further... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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