Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Le Shack à Hector

After 3 days in Kootenay pass without a single snow flake, the forecast was still calling for a blue sky... Nothing to please us!! We desperately took some advices from locals who told us about a cabin in a remote place where snow might still been untouched.

So after a great meal, we headed to Barrett Lake in the Bonnington Range.


A long hike was awaiting us: 1100 vertical meter and 8 km with loaded backpacks before we reached the palace!!! But it was worth it... some high class lodging (you need to shovel the front porch, log your firewood and the pit toilet doesn't have a door).

Fortunately, the snow was nice and we found some pretty decent lines. So nice that we even met a heliskiing crew! We tried to hitchhike for a run, but they wouldn't take us aboard unless we paid the regular fee of 1250 per day...

So we hiked more...

Enjoy the splendid view...


And got some good skiing ...


We now returned to Nelson to make another weather check and shop for food!


JF!

2 comments:

j22lm said...

hey man, i'm liking the blog. keep your eyes open for any good fishing spots you might see up there!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the blog. I am now living in NY after living in Switzerland for several years. Your blog keeps me dreaming.

Joao