This are can be reached by driving up the Squamish river and then roads up "Dipper Creek". I knew from recent Bivouac road bulletins that roads were currently useable in this area. So we set out on Saturday morning for a 2 day exploration. Our goal was to ascend the broad forested ridge running south of Fringe Peak, and then explore the newly emerging world previously covered by glacier. In particular, I hoped to be able to reach the giant new lake (Fringe Lake) that has emerged to the west of Fringe Peak.
We set out from Vancouver Saturday morning at 7:30, driving at a leisurely speed north. North of Squamish (9.7 km from Cleveland Ave), we turned onto the Squamish Valley road for 20km to where the pavement ends, and then continued north on the Squamish Mainline. Just beyond the Ashlu creed turnoff, Squamish main was flooded due to the high water in the Squamish River. It had been hot for more than a week, and there was a huge glacial runoff.
We passed the Elaho junction at 27 km then continued north on Squamish Main. At 36.6 km we hit the fork where we turned left onto the Dipper Creek road. It is a major road about the same size as the Squamish main and in excellent 2WD condition. It was recentlly graded. At 6.3 km up Dipper Main we turned off onto our final road (Dip6.3-Carnival Creek branch). Carnival creek is the major tributary of Dipper which flows into Dipper at 50.2048,-123.4152 and 670m.
Dip6.3 was also in excellent shape, 2WD with no waterbars, right to where we parked at 960m. Where... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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