One of my favorite places to explore in he Robson Valley is the alpine on McBride Peak. Unlike many of the other alpine areas around here, a road makes is accessible by vehicle (if you don’t mind driving on a very steep and rocky trail along some sections of sheer drop-offs). I am always thankful when I have completed a trip up and back without incident. A lot of the nice alpine areas are accessible only by hiking up unrelenting steep slopes from the valley bottom. By the time I have slogged my way up to alpine, I am almost too exhausted to hike in the flowery meadows, which is the goal.
Anyway, McBride Peak Road is now closed to traffic because of a washout. More accurately, a slump, that took out a section of the road’s edge in an area about 200 m. from the first lookout/picnic spot. You can still walk up to the lookout however.
I am not sure what plans there are to rebuild this part of the road. Who knows anymore with all of the chaos caused by the pandemic, but I hope it will be rebuilt soon.
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