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Griswold Pass Hike
Timestamp Free: 2020.07.10 - 10:59:14
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Chilcotin Ranges
  (6 days)     Elevation Gain: 600m
Participants: 6
Difficulty: 3: Moderate
Various hikes from a static base camp

Monday July 15th
We started out from Vancouver Island where four of us live to catch an early ferry to Horseshoe Bay then on to Pemberton to check in with Blackcomb Helicopters who we flew in with. Flew into camp after lunch to a camp site at 2,000m situated just below Baryon Peak.

Camp location Tuesday July 16th
First hike was south down the valley from Griswold Pass. We stayed on the relatively flat western bench of the valley. It maintained an even elevation while the river dropped down below to our left.

View south down the valley, Mt Steve (hidden) up to the left [photo]DSC_1345.jpg[caption]View down the valley[/photo]
  View north back up valley towards camp. [photo]DSC_1354.jpg[caption]View north back up valley[/photo]

As the end of the valley started to drop off, we turned to the right & climbed up to a small glacier that sits below Mt Lepton on its south side. [photo]DSC_1373.jpg[caption]small glacier below Lepton.[/photo] [photo]DSC_1374.jpg[caption]skirting small lake[/photo]

A small lake as at the base so we skirted that before making our way back down via a small lake & across the valley floor & hence to camp. Wednesday July 17th A windy & rainy morning that kept us penned down for the day. Only a brief foray into the hills for me to check out a route for a future hike.

Wednesday we were camp bound due to heavy rain, wind & just miserable weather

Thursday July 18th
We woke to minus 3 & about 5 cm of snow which was a bit of a surprise.

[photo]DSC_1438.jpg[caption]morning snow[/photo]
 Our goal was to climb Mt. Steve so we set out from camp & headed south again down the true left of the valley but not on the bench but following the stream/river. Upon reaching the junction of "our"...

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