hiking Stein Valley next week

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.

Caltha peak (left) and Tundra Lake

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.

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