Our 2020 South Chilcotin Mountains traverse was a Plan B. Plan A was another trip in the California Sierra Mountains. However, 2020 was the year of Covid-19 and travel to the US was not something any of us wanted to do even if the border was open which it wasn’t.
Even though this was our Plan B, the trip was as good as our Plan A. The South Chilcotins are a wonderful, hiker-friendly area and we were there at what seemed to be prime flower season. There were flowers from the highest peak to the parking lot.
Liz was unable to come on this trip. Many thanks to Marilyn and Dan for planning the route and organizing the trip. Also big thanks to Marilyn for feeding me! I got lucky by being in Marilyn’s food group for dinners. Other trip participants were Anahid, Martin, Ilze, Ove, Anna, and Ingrid.
We started the trip by chartering a float plane from Tyax Adventures based on Tyaughton Lake. From there we flew to Lorna Lake where we spent two nights. After doing a day trip downstream from Lorna Lake we followed several trails and cross-country trail-less routes to the Tyaughton Creek trailhead where we left two cars. This was about 20 km from the Tyax Adventures base where the other cars were parked.
Our pilot was Dale Douglas, the Tyax owner/operator. He was also our pilot for our flight to start the 2004 Lillooet Icefield ski traverse. In 2004 the plane was on skis. This time it was on floats.
Here is a Google Earth tour of our route. The side trips shown were done by at least one person in our group. Thanks to Anna for providing the GPX track of our route.
Now the photos. If you expand the photo viewer to full page the “Adventures” menu will stop working. This is because of technical issues with the website software. Pick any other menu item and go to that web page. The “Adventures” menu will then work properly.