We parked at the junction at 7.9km 1010m, and continued up the bushy road on foot.
[photo]DSCN8218.jpg[caption]The Phacelia Creek Road was a bit brushy.[/photo]
It was about 1.2km up the bushy road from the car to the talus slope. You go past the switchbacks for about 200-300m and then look for a number of strands of pink flagging on both a deciduous tree and a spruce in a small opening on the road below a talus slope. This is slope we should have gone up but didn't because we didn't know it was there - we came back down this slope at the end of our trip.
[photo]DSCN8225.jpg[caption]Inspecting the lichen[/photo]
The talus slope was filled with large lichen growth. Some spieces of which, I had never seen before. This particular slope we went up wasn't the same one we came down (the better one) and was filled with Devil's Club but had more beautiful lichen.
[photo]DSCN8232.jpg[caption]The trail up from the talus slope through the old growth forest.[/photo]
There were lots of trees down and every so often we would come across signs of an old trail route trampled in the ground. Eventually we noticed a rough route was flagged. Not much of a trail had developed and the flagging was sparse which made it slightly difficult to follow. We wondered who had left the flagging. We didn't have answers.
[photo]DSCN8249.jpg[caption]Large talus slopes on the east side of Battleship Lakes.[/photo]
The talus stretched from the start of the lakes all... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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