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North Shore Backcountry Camping?

Dec. 26, 2011, 12:59 p.m.
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Hey Gang,

My girlfriend and I are looking to do a one night overnighter camping trip on the 29th to try out our new winter sleeping bags! We don't have a ton of time, so would prefer to not have to drive up to Whistler/Duffy or anything.

I've never done any snow camping on the NS, where's the best place? Somewhere where the skiing might be alright, it's fine if it takes a couple hours to skin in to.

Any advice is appreciated!

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Dec. 26, 2011, 1:01 p.m.
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red heather maybe, or somewhere around the back of seymour

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Dec. 26, 2011, 3:03 p.m.
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Yeah I'd go w/Red Heather, lots of other peeps around up there to liaise about where the skiings safe.
Dunno' about Seymour, but it seems peeps are always getting into trouble back thereā€¦..

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Dec. 26, 2011, 10:45 p.m.
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Another vote for Red Heather. Having the warming shelter and its wood stove handy doesn't hurt if the new bags aren't as warm as expected, and there is an outhouse.

Dec. 27, 2011, 1:04 p.m.
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Thanks for the suggestions! Red Heather is definitely a good bet, I've been there a few times before. It's a good easy route in for sure.

If I was looking for something a little different, has anyone been up to Sky Pilot/Mountain Lake Hut? I've tried a couple times from the road at the top of the Furry Creek hill but never managed to find a way in there. I've also heard you can get there from near the Apron parking lot on the Chief?

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Dec. 27, 2011, 1:26 p.m.
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