Stein River Canyon & Stein Valley


Backpack - Stein River Canyon & Stein Valley

Stein River Canyon/Stein Valley Nlakapamux Heritage Park BC

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
8:00 AM at Lytton, BC
Members only.

For border crossings: Current passport or WA enhanced drivers license required.

No backcountry permit, fee, or reservation needed. Backcountry camp will have bearproof food storage, pit toilets and water. Car camp at Skihist Prov Park or motel Friday evening in Lytton. Leader will have copies of topo & trail description for participants. Cameras encouraged.

Drive time from Everett - approx 3-3/4 hrs.

Lytton weather forecast, long-range:

Reschedule potential, due to weather or ferry:
Adverse weather forecast or risk of Lytton ferry closure (if Fraser R high water level), will reschedule backpack to 5/5-6 or later.

Stein Valley photos & trip report:
Note: we'll take ferry crossing & not drive Westside Road.

A must trip in the future, the epic beautiful & challenging Stein Divide backpack, 5-10 days: Rated as "best backpack" in Don't Waste Your Time in BC's Coast Mountains.
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For more information on Stein pictographs, see the link and the book:
They Write Their Dreams on the Rock Forever (York, Daly, Arnett) -interpretation of the many pictographs and archaeological sites in the Stein. Leader will bring pictograph site info from the book.


Stein River Canyon & Stein Valley

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