Because we were not able to go to the Grand Canyon on the Fraser as Kenneth Creek is flooded and not passable, Dave decided to take the group of 11 on a hike on Tabor Mt. His plan was to go up the Martin Trail and, if possible, cross over to the Treeline trail and come down it.
As the snow was icy at the trail head, the group left their snowshoes behind. Hiking in early February is unheard of but it was good up the Martin trail. Bowes Creek has been dry since the summer but was in flood and thankfully the bridge was usable. There were many moose and even wolf tracks frozen into the trail.
The snow up there was variable with is it being firm in places and we were breaking though in others. But the group was happy to keep heading up and also westward. Eventually they reached a point where they needed to traverse to the west edge of the old logging block and connect up to the Treeline trail is.
That was a bit of a challenge as they had to cross through some bush and deep snow - but they managed. They had lunch on an old road with wonderful views north into the McGregor mountains. After lunch, they located the Treeline trail and headed down it. Under bigger trees, there was no snow at all, and likely half of the entire trail was snow free.
That took us back down to the Martin trail and then back out to our cars. Shudao recorded about a 12.5 km hike with an elevation gain of 420 m. All in all a great day and a great group.