Mark Berger Traverse

Mark Berger Traverse near Vernon, BC


This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
27 kms
1 day4hours
difficult
Snowshoeing, Hiking, Back Country Skiing
Summer
Vernon, BC
User traverse
The Traverse is near Cherryville. The trail is a 27 km ridge walk. The trail direction is north to south and follows a ridge that connects 6-7 peaks. You can start at either end. The Twin Lakes end is less strenuous. The elevation is around 8000 feet. It starts at Twin Lakes where you summit Boulder Peak, and then continue south over Neopolitan Knob, Wimpy Peak, Bees Hive, towards Mt. Severide. As you round Mt Severide on the east side you will look down on Monashee Lake and across at the Pinnacles. From Monashee Lake you descend west down the valley to the parking lot.

Directions:

Drive to Vernon and take Highway 6 east to Cherryville. Follow on the North Fork Road past the Shell gas station. Once you reach the dirt road, drive 15 km and take a left. You will start to see Twin Lakes signs. Follow the signs up 27 km and that should get you to the trailhead. The trail is well marked up to Twin Lakes and down from Monashee Lake.

From another user, hiker's directions with lat/long:

From the parking lot at lat 50 13.069 x long 118 17.930 head east along the trail along the north side of Monashee Creek through a lightly forested meadow to some timber and continue east till you come to a long slide section full of alder and lush forbs and herbs. You will cross the creek bed which in spring is full of water, to the south side and then back again near the waterfall at the east end of the valley. At this point you head northeasterly along the east side of a steep gully and then across a large flat slab, and on steeply upwards under a massive cliff angling across the headwall slopes. It brings you to sub alpine meadows and the camping area. This is also a kicking off place for the Mark Berger Traverse.

The first great camping area which is located at 50 12.573 x 118 14.887 is a ground squirrel grizzly hunting area located by Monashee Lake, a small circular crystal clear glacial affair. Yes this is grizzly country.

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By gordcookPosted By: gordcook  - Tue Mar 11 04:13:35 UTC 2003 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Scenery is unbelievable.
Didn't see one other person on the entire trail
Downside Watch out for grizz, saw one around Monoshee Lake
By gordcookPosted By: gordcook  - Tue Mar 11 04:11:33 UTC 2003 Not Rated


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