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Backpack - Heather Trail / Blackwall Peak Manning Prov Park (BC)

Heather Trail / Blackwall Peak Manning Prov Park (BC)

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8:30 AM at Blackwall Peak parking lot
CONFIRMED 6/30: HEATHER TRAIL / MANNING PARK WILL BE THE BACKPACK DESTINATION. Trail conditions are good, with a few snow patches & many early summer subalpine wildflowers. NOTE: Trip dates have changed to 7/3-5, from 7/4-6. For inquiries about this trip, please contact leader via email: abenteuerbc@yahoo.com . Car camping recommended for Thursday evening at Manning Prov Park or RV park in Hope area (1 hour west of Manning). Trailhead parking fee is $3/Cdn per vehicle per day. No backcountry camp fees collected for early season. NOTE: ALTERNATE 3-DAY BACKPACK (8-10+ miles, approx 1500' gain) - TROPHY MEADOWS/SKYLINE (WELLS GRAY PROVINCIAL PARK, IF TRAIL/SNOW CONDITIONS ARE A PROBLEM AT MANNING PARK. Add approx 3 hrs drive time each way. Car camp Thursday night in Clearwater area. This is a superb trip for wildflowers and exploring mountain country ! Abundant early summer wildflowers (glacier lilies, anemones, and more are blooming ! Hike through beautiful subalpine forest and pocket meadows, and emerge onto vast meadows and highlands dotted with dozens of subalpine lakes and tarns among the Trophy Mountains. Base camp at Sheila Lake with explorations beyond. Extensive colorful subalpine and alpine wildflowers in Trophy Meadows. Topo maps: West Raft River 82 M/13, Wells Gray Prov Park. Park info, trail updates, map, brochure: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/wg_tradd/ . Hike descriptions (Trophy Meadows & Trophy Skyline trails): Nature Wells Gray (Goward & Hickson), Exploring Wells Gray Park (Neave). Backcountry camp fee $5/night/person, bearproof food cache & pit toilet at camp. Required for border crossing - current passport or Washington state enhanced driver's license
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