Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

M Gurr Lake Hike

Last weekend we made a hike to an alpine lake called M Gurr Lake.  M Gurr Lake is accessed by travelling 17 km up the Clayton Falls Forest Service Road - just keep going on Highway 20 west past the Bella Coola Harbour until the road turns into gravel, go another 2 km and you will see signs to the left heading for Clayton Falls Forest Service Road.  It takes about an hour from the turnoff to drive to the pass which is at approximately 4800 feet elevation.  The road is rough and in some sections steep, only suitable for trucks or SUV's with good clearance.  There are numerous hiking options, either a loop into M Gurr Lake and back along the ridge, with options for view points or hike south on the ridge from the road for a more challenging mountain experience.

You can also drive another 15 minutes down the South Bentinck side of the mountain and end up a a picnic/camp site at Blue Jay Lake which has a short hike out to another view point and small pond called Grey Jay Lake.  It's all worthwhile when you have a good day, the views are spectacular of the inlets, and mountains in all directions.  Grizzly

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