DAY 1, Friday July 18th An early morning start as we had to drive from Bella Coola, where we had spent the night, to get to Anahim Lake by 8 am for our helicopter ride into the park. Our destination was Tundra Lake [photo]file006513.jpg[caption]Tundra Lake[/photo] where we would set up camp & spend five days hiking in the area. We had been told a herd of Caribou frequented the park although our sightings were few.
DAY 2, Saturday July 19th A rather wet & blustery day limited our first hike to only about 8 km although we did spot a small herd of mountain goats on a steep hillside. [photo]file006515800x450.jpg[caption]A rainbow & afew goats brightened the day[/photo] [photo]file012387800x450.jpg[caption]Mountain goats[/photo]
DAY 3, Sunday July 20th Although a day of mixed weather we headed out to climb Tundra Mountain. Our route took us initially north as we contoured around a spur then east across the valley to pick up the long ridge of Tundra. Ridge is really a misnomer as towards Tundra Lake it drops off steeply
[photo]file006518800x450.jpg[caption]cross valley to Tundra[/photo]but is a gentle slope northward from the summit. It looks very much like a old lava flow from a vent.
[photo]file006523800x450.jpg[caption]Just below the summit of Tndra Mountain[/photo]We continued to traverse the peak & descended the south side of the mountain on loose volcanic rock. From the low point at the head of the we cut across on a WNW direction back to camp. To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
DAY 4, Monday July 21st A shorter hike to the summit of Far Mountain. The route was south from camp & a steady climb enabled us to gain...
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