Vlad and I drove up Sunday morning, taking the road to it's end. There were a couple of industrial vehicles parked at the start of the road and a skidder parked on an upper section but no-one was working this day. From the end of the logging road we had an easy time through the cutblock as it was relatively flat due to the skidder being used to haul the logs out. Once we got into the forest the travel became a little convoluted at times due to blowdown with the added bonus of swaths of devil's club and other assorted plant life.
I'd cached a satellite view of the area on my phone which was handy to see our positioning relative to slide alder and other potential obstacles. Without too much difficulty (and minimum elevation gain) we got to the point where the forest ran out and the slide alder took over. We moved closer to Spetch Creek which had a decent flow and carefully boulder hopped (any wet rocks were quite slick) over to the right side.
[photo]Forest.jpg[caption]Vlad emerging from the forest near where we will cross the creek.[/photo]
[photo]Creek.jpg[caption]Looking up Spetch Creek after the first crossing.[/photo]
The creek boulder/rubble was wide enough that we could easily ascend (with a few pinch points) without getting close to the wet/slick rocks and we started to gain some... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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