Free Group Hike

Fri, Aug 21, 2020 10:00 AM to Mon, Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM

This event is suitable for all ages.

Join us for a hike up Mt Fosthall for some breathtaking 360 panoramic views.

Rough itinerary for departure
8am-leave kelowna
930-10am, meet up amd stock up at franks in cherryville.
10am- caravan up to rainbow falls and trail head
11am-start hike

We may be a bit later depending on the interest to stop at rainbow falls. Please meet us at franks, amd we can go from there. Please contact me aswell so i know who im waiting on etc. 7785835675

On the 21st we will hike in 6km to Spectrum Lake to camp for the night. We are aiming for the group camping spot, this site is 500m further down the trail on the left, along the lake from the main sites and ranger cabin.

On the 22nd we pack up and hike 6km to Big Peters, this is where we will camp for the 22nd and 23rd.
(You can join on the 22nd, but you will need to hike in 12km to Big Peters)
On the 23rd we will hike up Mt Fosthall.
On the 24th we pack up and hike out 12km.

Come prepared for mosquitoes, sun and cold! We may not be allowed to have a fire at peters the night of the 22nd and 23rd so bring a cook system not reliant on a fire.

If youd like to join us please message me so we can discuss further details. 7785835675

Trail Description

Begin the trail meandering through the foothills of Mt. Fosthall at Spectrum Lake which offers a vast diversity of coast-like flora. Rich green moss coats the valley floor, and numerous creek crossings. Spectrum Lake is rich with rainbow trout and offers a fantastic day hike for families with children.

For the more adventurous, head up the gruelling ascent to Little and Big Peters lake, indulging in the huckleberries, blueberries, and thimbleberries along the way. This is where the well maintained trail ends. Set up camp at the stunning Big Peters glacier-fed lake, complete with bear cache, ranger's tent, fresh stream water, and lakeside backcountry camping. This can be done in one day, but we do not recommend doing the summit of Mt. Fosthall on the same day.

Reaching the summit of Mt. Fosthall from Big Peters will take between 3 and 3.5 hours and is a way-finding route only. There are some cairns along the way, but advanced trail sense is required to navigate. Follow the stream and valley up to a well maintained bike path as part of another resort on the far/south side of the mountain. After following this trail for a few minutes, keep an eye on the ground for a large stone arrow and head off-trail to the right. Meander through the alpine meadows and take a self-guided route to the summit of the giant ramp-like Mt. Fosthall adorning the skyline.

Even in the hottest months, there are plenty of refill options available for water. The best time to hike Mt. Fosthall to avoid snow and horrible weather is the month of August up until mid-September.

For fit adults with a large overnight backpack hiking times are as follows. Please let us know your times!
* Parking lot to Spectrum is 1.5 hours (5 km from trailhead)
* Spectrum to Big Peters is 4 hours (14 km from trailhead)
* Big Peters to Mt. Fosthall is 3.5 hours (20 km from trailhead)

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Basics
  • 55 min from Frank's General Store in Cherryville, BC
  • Linear
  • 20.00 km (one-way)
  • 8.5 hours solo one-way
  • 15.5 hours solo | 17.5 hours group round-trip
  • 2,562 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Medium difficulty: A very long and arduous hike with loads of elevation
Kids & Pets
  • Not Permitted
  • Child-Friendly
Features
  • Has a waterfall.
  • GPS Map available.
Attendees (11)
Hosts (1)
  • Just a heads up about the Spectrum to Peter's lake trail. We did this last year, and hopefully its been cleaned up, but the trail was pretty bad on the climb up from Spectrum. There are numerous windfalls, washouts, and in one spot a giant boulder that was stopped in the middle of the trail. We're fairly experienced hikers and our group of three took about 5 hours to get from Spectrum to Little Peter's where we called it and camped for the night (weather was not on our side either, it was intermittent rain the entire climb up and overnight).

    Hopefully there has been some trail clearing or maintenance done, but be prepared for that portion of the hike to take longer than planned.

    That said it is an amazingly beautiful spot so enjoy it!

    Mon, Aug 17, 2020 12:48 PM
  • Hey Dave. Thank you for the heads up. The trail has been improved since then, but its still a tough hike in to Peters regardless. I hear the skeeters are the big issue this year.

    Wed, Aug 19, 2020 11:26 AM

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