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Winter hike
posted by: harryreid_iii   email this member
Posted Friday, Jan 11 at 6:11 PM
Fri, Jan 11 at 06:11 PM
Regarding trail Strathcona - Helen McKenzie-Kwai Lake-Croteau Lake Loop Trail (Forbidden Plateau) near Courtenay, BC

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Strathcona-Helen-McKenzie-Kwai-Lake-Croteau-Lake-Loop-Trail-Forbidden-Plateau-near-Courtenay-BC-832

Has anyone tried this at this time of year?


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trails page for toolboxRe: Winter hike
toolbox  email this member
Posted Friday, Jan 11 at 9:59 PM
Fri, Jan 11 at 09:59 PM
Regarding trail Strathcona - Helen McKenzie-Kwai Lake-Croteau Lake Loop Trail (Forbidden Plateau) near Courtenay, BC

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Strathcona-Hel en-McKenzie-Kwai-Lake-Croteau-Lake-Loop-Trail-Forbidden-Plat eau-near-Courtenay-BC-832

Yup. Bring your snowshoes and away you go. A good idea to download this trail to your GPS so you know where you are at. If you stay off the Mt. Washington snowshoe trails to Helen McKenzie you don't have to pay anything. Have fun.


trails page for jlt_adventuresRe: Winter hike
jlt_adventures  email this member
Posted Tuesday, Jan 15 at 2:05 AM
Tue, Jan 15 at 02:05 AM
Regarding trail Strathcona - Helen McKenzie-Kwai Lake-Croteau Lake Loop Trail (Forbidden Plateau) near Courtenay, BC

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Strathcona-Hel en-McKenzie-Kwai-Lake-Croteau-Lake-Loop-Trail-Forbidden-Plat eau-near-Courtenay-BC-832

I've been from Battleship & Helen McKenzie up as far as Croteau. You're likely to be cutting your own snowshoe trail through deep powder, so it can be a pretty good workout. GPS track is highly recommended, unless you know the area really well. I found the snow to be a bit disorienting since the usual landmarks are hidden.

Lots of fun and absolutely scenic back in there this time of year!! Make sure you're prepared and bring along your safety equipment!



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