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Does it really take this long?
posted by: PaulOsbornPaul Osborn )   email this member
Posted Wednesday, May 7 at 3:43 PM
Wed, May 7 at 03:43 PM
Regarding trail Monkman Pass Memorial Trail near Tumbler Ridge, BC

For those who have hiked the trail, I'm wondering if one really needs 6-7 days. I've hiked the John Muir Trail in 16 days averaging over 22 km a day, and was planning on taking my wife on it for 3-4 days. We enjoy hiking longer days.

So far everything looks good. It looks like I can arrange a pick-up at the unnamed road on the other side of the Herrick River at the u-bend. Anyone know the name of the road?

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trails page for williamcottrell@hotmail.comRe: Does it really take this long?  email this member
Posted Thursday, May 8 at 10:30 AM
Thu, May 8 at 10:30 AM
Regarding trail Monkman Pass Memorial Trail near Tumbler Ridge, BC -Monkman-Pass-Memorial-Trail-near-Tumbler-Ridge-BC-4917< BR>
Absolutely. It might be done in six rather then seven if, the trail past monkman lake has been worked on further and marked better. Everything past Monkman lake is outside the park boundaries there for only maintained by volunteers. Aside from the alpine sections past Monkman lake the trail it can sometimes be quite grown in and is marked every so often by small inukshuk, old blazes and then there's the river crossings. Unless your going through fully clothed there's a bit of time wasted taking your gear off and putting it back on a number of times. (bring water shoes lol. Hurts with out them). Very nice hike though. Very mixed for physical demand all the way through and as for scenery there's a bit of everything. I never went to the road I had ridge rotors helicopters pick me up at obis cabin. Best of luck to you. Let me know how it goes. Not sure if it's still there but I left a fishing road in the outhouse at Monkman Lake. Oh and taking time to drop down to the falls is nice. Waists half a day but it's worth checking out.

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