We left Vancouver at 4 am and arrived at the bottom of Chehalis FSR at around 5:45 am. Driving up Chehalis FSR to km 30 was fairly smooth and we left the cars when the road became too washed out at around 7:30 am. We had heard there has been some massive washouts on Skwellepil Creek FSR which has been deactivated for some time (2008), but we figured most of the road would still be good travel on mountain bikes. We all were able to borrow some sweet old mountain bikes from the 80s/90s from friends/parents which turned out to be awesome. We made it to the base of the drainage of Stone Rabbit around 9 am, having to carry the bikes accross some washouts, waterbars and the main Ratney tributary. Nothing too crazy to get across.
[photo]skwellepilwashout.JPG[caption]washouts on skwellepil creek fsr[/photo] [photo]creekcrossing.JPG[caption]creek crossing/jump with bikes[/photo]
We started climbing up the drainage below Stone Rabbit which proved to be pretty sketchy and wet. There was some scrambling on wet slab (even some waterfall climbing) that felt a bit dicey but it would probably be much better later in... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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