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Hello all, I'm a new member as of today, looking forward to learning all I can from a very knowledgeable community. I am planning a 7 1/2 day backpacking trip on the La Cloche Silhouette trail.
I've read numerous trip reports on this, viewed countless videos but am hoping to get some good feedback on my plans; as I(26) am bringing along my boyfriend(28)and another couple(23&27) and really want them to enjoy themselves.
I've explained to everyone that to enjoy the trip we should dedicate a good time to preparing physically for the hike, which I'm hoping they take very seriously.
Any feedback on site selection, which legs to do when, even if the dates could be better (seeing the less people, the better) etc, would be greatly appreciated; although we do want to go in August to enjoy the summer heat, as this winter has been particularly long, and snowy so far.
**A note: I have been using Jeff's Killarney Map (search on google) to plan this trip, and reading others reports, this map seems very accurate, and very handy. Any info on this map would be appreciated as well, as I am banking that it's accurate.**
I so far have 3 "itineraries" but am only posting Plan B, as it fits our time off perfectly. The given times on map are rated for veterans, so I added 2 hours to each hike, to account for pace, weather etc.
August 9th to 16th
Day One: Saturday 9th
Depart home @ 6:00 am
Drive to George Lake - aprx 3 1/2 hrs ( + misc stop, fuel)
Arrive George Lake @ 9:45 am collect permits, park cars
Depart George Lake @ 11:00 am
Hike to H7 / Topaz lake
Day Two: Sunday 10th
Depart H7 @ 8:00 am - hike to H21 / Three Narrows
Day Three: Monday 11th
Depart H21 @ 8:00 am - hike to H33 / Little Mountain Lake
(I've read this can be challenging, but am hoping to get most of that ridge section out of the way in one shot, having a full day to rest, to finish off the last section of the ridge closer to Silver Peak)
Day Four: Tuesday 12th
** Rest Day @ Little Mountain Lake :-D **
Day Five: Wednesday 13th
Depart H33 @ 8:00 am - hike to H37 / Silver Lake
(We may or may not summit silver peak, depending on how we feel, time and weather - my bf and I climbed it in June 13' together, and brought the couple coming on this trip to climb it in September 13' - day tripping from bell lake)
Day Six: Thursday 14th
Depart H37 @ 8:00 am - hike to H48 or H49 / Proulx L. or Little Superior
Day Seven: Friday 15th
Depart H48 or H49 @ 8:00 am - hike to H54 / A.Y. Jackson Lake
** see The Crack, difficult descend **
Day Eight: Saturday 16th
Depart H54 @ 10:00 to 11:00 am - hike to George Lake/ Cars
Voila! So hopefully this trip seems doable (it does to me) but, I've never been, hence why I am posting my plans here to see if there is any room for improvement! Thanks for reading, any tips, suggestions would be greatly greatly appreciated!