After 2 days of driving we arrived in Dease Lake early afternoon on April 29th, sorted and packed our gear, then hopped into the helicopter for the short flight out to Buckley Lake. We were dropped in a swamp at the edge of the lake in the late afternoon, not perhaps the most auspicious start. Several of us got our feet wet unloading the helicopter. The first order of business was to find somewhere dry enough to camp for the first night. We went off in different directions and shortly found a nice dry meadow.
[photo]20180429_162742.jpg[caption]Drop off at Buckley Lake[/photo] Once established Dave and I set off on a little excursion to see if we could find a trail. I remembered cairns on the plateau from a summer trip 15 years earlier, and hoped that meant a trail down to the lake. We found the trail only 15 minutes from our camp, so next morning started up carrying heavy packs. Luckily within about an hour there was enough snow on the trail to mostly ski, so we at least got some weight off the packs fairly quickly. We made it up onto the plateau north of Edziza the first night and were able to start using sleds the next morning. The next couple of... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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