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North Joffre Creek Horseshoe Dec 17-18 · Sat. Dec. 17th - Sun. Dec. 18th
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Start: Saturday, Dec. 17th
End: Sunday, Dec. 18th
Considering this high pressure system is weakening but still strong enough to last one more weekend, I figured I could try and push for another good trip.
North Joffre Creek Horshoe is up the Duffey lake road, you skin up the logging road along the creek and eventually make it to Cassiope where you continue at a high elevation past Saxigrage, Olegs, Place glacier and back down into the creek.
Because it is early season, there is a chance that this horseshoe is thwarted by the approach to Cassiope. I emailed Scott and he says this could be the crux of the route right now. If this is the case then it means taking longer to get to Cassiope lake and camping near Saxifrage and skiing and climbing the area instead of making a traverse.
Overall avalanche conditions and weather forecast is looking good for the weekend but in an effort to move at a strong pace I'm making this an intermediate friendly, 8 person trip. First to commit are the ones coming. Ice axe and a spot in a tent is required along with the obvious avy gear, etc. This could be a great scenic traverse if things go well and the weather forecast is true to word.