Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, I expect to hike the best parts of the Stein Valley north of Whistler, B.C. next week.
Since I’m alone with a rent-a-car, I’ll start and finish at Lizzie Creek Forest Service Road.
Commentary on the Stein Traverse:
In various venues the Stein Traverse is described as either the ultimate wilderness experience, or a horrific slog. What it really is (from east to west) is 20km of pretty good trail, 40km of mostly poor trail with a few nice spots, 28km of incredible alpine and then a 12km green alder tunnel down an old logging road (to the Lizzie trailhead).
INTO CASCADIA – Stein Valley Park Guide
That’s the best site I’ve found for organizing this adventure.