Thursday, August 09, 2007

Alps Alturas Trail

Drive up East Wilson Creek Rd for 4km past the Dennis Creek Rd and take the next right - Hicks Rd, labelled in 2014 with signpost for Alps Alturas. The forestry road is in good rough condition with rocks on road and narrow sections, High clearance 4x4 best choice, definately not a low clearance car road. The road climbs steadily with some exposed sections until the road cruises around the left shoulder of Mt Dennis. The road then drops into the valley crosses bridge ( signposted in 2014 at critical intersections ) and climbs into the clearcut. The trail starts here climbing up an old mining road into the alpine and then traverses around the right shoulder of Mt. Dolly Varden. The trail climbs through alpine meadows and then climbs steeply and on steep terrain into the pass and lake between Dolly Varden and Mt Marten. About 5km of trail over 1500 ft. Plan for a full day and a full tank of gas as it is a long drive and exploring possibilities at the end of trail. Link to PhotoGallery

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