This has been one of my longest drives. We left Vancouver at 6:00 a.m. and we headed to our first hike of the year on the Coquihalla. To reach this place, first you need to cross part of the Nicola Valley
On our way to Stoyoma Mountain, we eventually joined Petit Creek FSR. The last 3.5 km are only for 4WD and high clearance vehicles. Some sections are steep enough that I had to shift into low-range to crawl up my truck.
After a bumpy ride, we arrived to Cabin Lake, a recreational site which is a nice site in the summer. This is one of the first places where snow starts to fall, usually at the beginning of October.
From the lake, we came back 300 meters looking for an old burn.
Some paleocological and paleoclimatological studies have been conducted in this area to provide information on natural climate variability prior to the industrialization of North America.
The route starts on the high ground before the descent to the lake.
From here you go uphill through the old burn.
There is a vague trail, you have to trust more in your navigational skills.