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Pitt River Hot Springs slackwack · Fri. Sep. 22nd - Sun. Sep. 24th

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Organized by: Robert Lachance.

Start: Friday, Sep. 22nd, 4:00 pm
End: Sunday, Sep. 24th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Sep. 21st, 4:31 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: directly following VOC info night


This is a over-land trip attempt to Pitt River Hot Springs. The trip will be from the watersprite lake trailhead to Pitt River Hot springs on a similar route to this one here attempted in winter last year. Total trip distance will be between 45 and 50km and 3000m-4000m elevation over a Friday night-Sunday night. We'll try to get to the trailhead Friday afternoon and knock off a bit the first day, camp at the hot springs Saturday night (if we're lucky and fast enough) and head back Sunday. These are going to be strenuous all day hikes with 60-75% of the distance travelled off trail. This is for advanced members.

It will also consume your entire weekend and there is no guarantee that the entire group or any part of the group will make it to the hot springs. You will need to be very physically fit and prepared for alders stapping your face routinely in some sections, but the majority should be rock and alpine environs like this gorgeous one from one of the first hits on google.

I won't cap this trip, but I'd like to keep it smallish so we have a reasonable chance at making it (and so we don't have to take turns in the hot springs). I'll send out a more precise route, gear, packing lists once we have a committed group and size. This trip may get canceled if we get totally washed out due to the remoteness and off-trailness, but a little rain makes the hot springs feel that much better. Here is a rando pic from google of the goal, but it's really about the journey.

Posted: 2017-09-10 16:50:38
Last modified: 2017-09-10 23:04:20