Background and Introduction
This trip came about thanks to two factors: a long running desire to get into the South Chilcotin and a group of people who wanted to get out for a week of backpacking. I first became aware of the Slim Creek Headwaters/Griswold Pass area thanks to this detailed trip report and narrative from 13 years ago, and around the same time looked over at that region from Ochre Mtn. Over the past few years I'd read up on the access and rambling opportunities in a number of TRs here (The Successful Griswold Pass exploration., Lepton S1 and Steve, A hiking and pack rafting trip to Taseko Lakes.) and just needed the right opportunity to head up there. This past winter, a friend of mine asked if I wanted to backpack in Alaska, and I managed to steer them towards the concept that the Slim Creek Headwaters was as exciting. So, with one person on board, I was able to eventually pull together a group of 4:
I hoped that despite the remote area, the landscape (wide open valleys, easy-to-scramble peaks, and general pleasant rambling) would make for a nice destination for our group of varied experience.
We coordinated taking the first week of August off (as a perpetually weather-focused outdoorsperson this seemed the best bet... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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