Sep 16th 2022
I had cancelled all my early alarms except 6.30.
It was still dark when I emerged from my tent ..as I head towards Canada the sun is becoming lazy at getting up
It used to light at 5.30 now it’s 7. 30.
I retrieved my food bag then checked out the new pit toilet. Very nice lol.
As I was walking back to my tent I passed Anvil.
I warmed the seat up for you
THANKS brother he replied.
As I began to pack up there was a sprinkle of rain. Thankfully it only latest a few minutes as I really didn’t want a wet tent again
Okay all done. I hoisted up my pack and set off.
As i passed the food prep area Anvil ,Detour and Cheeks were having breakfast.
Good luck to all of you if we don’t meet again I said.
Detour said it will be later as we are at the same camp
I had to laugh.
I set off down the trail, it was fairly cool so I had two layers on but after less than mile in I had to stop to remove it as i was soon overheating .
The first part was through dead trees and after two miles I was supposed to take the short cut, but as I had such good pace i must have missed it. F*ck, Oh well onwards. I began to follow the river until I came to another large suspension bridge .
This one was really bouncy…but I was safely across. I then had a short climb before following the river. The trail now turned sharply right and climbed up the mountain via switchbacks before levelling out.
I pushed on down the trail until I met a forest ranger .
Not far to go he said to me and I had to agree. He had canoed across the huge lake to get to the trail…impressed and was heading to my previous camp to give it a tidy.
Soon I arrived at the lake with such amazing views. WOW. Its just so breathtakingly beautiful.
I was to spend the rest of the day walking around this massive lake. But it was amazing!!.
As I walked I came across two fuel bottles. I would of carried them but they looked as if they had been left for a reason.
The next corner had the answer, two forest men were trying to remove a huge stump using a block and tackle.
I thanked them for their effort and carried on. I began to pass numerous blowdowns but all had been cut. Wow that must have been a nightmare I thought.
After the blowdowns the trail became a little overgrown ,passable but bloody annoying
Then I had a couple of trees to clamber over. Such fun.
It was nearing 12pm So when a nice spot appeared I stopped for lunch. I made soup and ate a few snacks .
Okay I haven’t got big miles to do today , 3 more and I should be at my camp for today which is Reynolds.
As I pushed on down the trail I began to see numerous waterfalls some just magical looking. After about another hour I emerged at a huge waterfall and began to meet numerous people. It must be a big tourist spot as I pased dozens of people as I headed down. Clean smelling people
Sat by the side of some Rocks were Shotgun and Sledge. They had both been swimming
Its great in snailtrainer shotgun said..
I’m sure it is i said but I’ll pass.
I continued heading down passing more and more people. Wow its so busy and everyone smells so clean.
At the bottom was a bridge where the two rivers meet.
Omg it was wow the left fork dropped down a gorge and was a swirling mess of white water that looked totally amazing.
Someone offered to take my photo which was rather cool..
I crossed over the bridge and mingled with the “Tourists” eventually my trail branched off and it was only me and nature again until Sledge came by we wished each other well. .
He was quickly followed by Shotgun
We laughed as I’ve only a mile to go she’s heading to many glacier another 12 miles (6hrs) but she may only take 4.5 as she’s fast.
It wasn’t long until I arrived at the signpost for my camp.but to get there I had to cross yet another suspension bridge.
But this one was okay.
Okay. I checked the camp map then went looking for a tent spot.
The first one was really gravely so I went to look at an other.
This will do you could possible get in two tents but it was really uneven . So I moved my tent to the front of he plot.
Soon my tent was up and I was settled.
I took my food bag and headed for the kitchen area. Dropped my gear then went and got water.
I put my stove together and got water on the go before throwing my bear line over the hang.
When I returned to the kitchen area I was annoyed at the amount of flies that were buzzing around.
Arrrrrhhhh..but its what it is.
I made tea then cooked dinner followed by several more cups of tea.
Then the girls arrived.,Cheeks and Detour they went in search of a spot as Detour’s boyfriend is coming to stay .
I finished up, hung my bag.checked out the pit toilet then headed for my tent.
No animals to report today ,just amazing scenery.. WOW