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 Adventures near Athelney Pass: Ochre Mountain and Salal Peak 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... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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