Chilcotin September 2008
Day 2 – Graveyard – Elbow Pass – September 5, 2008
Words by Lee Lau. Photos by, Sharon Bader and Rob McLachlan unless otherwise noted.
I’ll be brief. On our second day it rained a lot and showed us why Sharon always jokes that Chilcotin means “Wet Feet”. We scrubbed our plans to do alpine traverses. While the rest of the group hiked around camp Rob, Monte, Iori and I went up Little Graveyard, down Elbow and then back to Graveyard Camp. The beauty of this setup is coming back to a toasty fire and lots of good food – very necessary for drying out soaked gear. We covered about 26kms and climbed 1100m today.
Iori and Monte heading up Graveyard Creek towards a very gray looking alpine.
Pushing up to Elbow Pass – Rob leads the way
Elbow Pass had high moisture content and I was grateful for goretex socks
Monte descending Elbow Pass heading W
… and once you’re wet, you can’t get much wetter
People were kind and left me seconds and thirds and fourths of pecan pie and barbequed chicken
A raging fire dries all
Bikes and horses all love the warmth
Warren taking care of shoeing duties during a camp day
Tarps kept the kitchen and food area dry. SLWA has this down to a science
More food….. mmmmmm
Our friendly porters
Our route today – yellow line
Covered approx. 25km, 650m elevation