Our newest hiking trip for 2013 will take you to the South Chilcotins of British Columbia. The wilderness area lies within a transition zone between the Coast Mountains and the Chilcotin Plateau. This location creates a rain shadow effect that produces a dry climate and sunny days. Remarkably, access to this alpine treasure is only a five hour drive from Vancouver, BC.
A long history of backcountry travel in the South Chilcotins by First Nations, animals, and prospectors/trappers, has created trails and routes that have provided access to this spectacular mountain wilderness.
Hiking through the Chilcotins region allows you to experience a range of ecosystems, with covered treed areas, grasslands, alpine meadows, rivers, creeks and lakes, as well as rocky mountain passes, all surrounded by snow-capped peaks. With most of the trails above the tree-line and many of the routes running along ridges, you get almost nonstop great views. The region also has an incredible diversity of wildlife, with California bighorn sheep, moose, mule deer, mountain goats, grizzlies, black bears and wolves sharing the trails.
The South Chilcotins have been dubbed “Wildflower Heaven“, and for good reason. The summer comes into full force by late July, giving life to a cornucopia of wildflower species that carpet the meadows in the sup-alpine and alpine areas. The explosion of colour and smell that they produce is a gift to our senses.
A truly special alpine hike.
Origin:Vancouver, BC Physical Rating: Moderate to Strenuous
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