Day 1: I almost forgot my camera. Luckily it was not too far to go back for it from W Vancouver, but with some construction delays and slow traffic it was almost noon when I got to Lizzie Lake. So I had lunch before I started the hike, lightening my pack infinitesimally. At the lakes below Tabletop I came into quite a bit of snow. [photo]img295.jpg[caption]Iceberg Lake[/photo]
I first tried to traverse more horizontally past Iceberg Lake, but when I saw many rock bluffs ahead I thought it better to climb to the recommended route over the NE ridge of Tabletop Mountain. I then descended the last vestiges of a trail to Cherry Pip Pass. Beyond there the trail petered out and I traversed boulder and meadow slopes until I found a flat grassy spot to set up my tent below Caltha Lake. [photo]img297.jpg[caption]Camp1 in the morning with Tynemouth and Arrowhead[/photo]
It had taken me a bit over 5 hours. Before the trip I perused the Stein Valley Guide that gave detailed, sometimes a bit confusing descriptions of the traverse and very generous hiking times. Lizzie to Caltha Lake was estimated at 7-13hours!
Day 2: I had a quite lazy start and carried my pack to... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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