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Partial locomotive
Timestamp Free: 2020.08.11 - 10:35:36
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Bridge-Lillooet Divide / Railroad Group
  (2 days)
Participants: Myself and wife, with the toddler and newborn (6 weeks!) + friend.
Difficulty: 2: some scree, variable amounts of snow
Wandering around the Semaphore lakes and partway up Locomotive
Standard access up the Hurley, parked at the pass. Semaphore trail well marked and overall in good condition, a few muddy spots. Camped between the 2 larger tarns on top of Railroad (ID 38081) to get a bit higher and away from the bugs. Went to do Locomotive on day 2 - the more boot packed and worn trail we found (maybe because we came at it from Railroad) took us to the ENE side of the small knob at the end of the shoulder curving S to E off Locomotive - we stopped when we hit a slightly exposed little scramble you had to step on to from a snowfield (not comfortable with the little ones on board). [photo]Step.jpg[caption] The step we didn't want to take[/photo] We dropped back down, then came around and up the little creek leading to a pair of little lakes that show on the topo just above treeline, followed snow and scree slopes easily up into the bowl SE of Locomotive, then around the S of the little lake in the upper extent of the bowl easily onto the ridge. This route as well was variably marked with cairns, but seemed less travelled. Certainly was much easier. Weather and time closing in so we bailed at ~2100m so no summit; got rained on for the hike out... At least it kept the bugs...

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