Traverse of Mount Edziza Provincial Park, BC, Canada

Looking for experienced backpackers interested in doing a full south to north traverse of Mount Edziza Provincial Park, starting at Little Ball Lake, through the Spectrum Range, across Big Raven Plateau, and finishing at Buckley Lake. The total distance covered will be approximately 100 km over 8-10 days. This may sound like an easy pace but there are no official trails in the park, no bridged stream crossings, and no organized campsites or infrastructure, meaning this is a full-on wilderness adventure. Navigation is by route finding alone (map and GPS) and travel is cross-country. Terrain and weather will be challenging at times and hikers should be physically and mentally prepared for the rigors and challenges of a hike of this nature. This is a one way trip; once we are dropped off, there are no extraction points till the end point is reached. A positive, cooperative, laid back, supportive, problem solving, team attitude is a must. Hikers will also need to be fully equipped with food and equipment that they have tested on earlier trips and are fully confident with.

Park access is via float plane out of Tatogga Lake, BC (~500 km north of Smithers, BC). The plane can take up to 4 passengers with a maximum weight of 850 pounds (people and gear combined). If I can get 6 people signed up we will likely go in 2 separate trips to spread out the weight. The ideal time to do this hike is mid-August, but due to work constraints I may be forced to move the departure date to August 26 (I should know for sure by September of 2018). Depending on where people are coming from we may be able to organize car pooling to get to Tatogga.

I will update this as more information becomes available.




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  1. Hi Robert,
    We are a group of four and planning on doing this hike this summer. We are finding it hard to get info. Any good sites you can recommend ? Maps?