Mount McCausland via Smithbrook (attempted)

Through a bit of design and a bit of chance Ian, Carla, Mark, Janet, Kim, and I met at the plowed parking area a few hundred feet east of the intersection of Highway 2 and Smithbrook Road (Road 6700).

We headed up Smithbrook Road until we reached the hairpin turn at 4,000'. The road was thoroughly tracked by snowshoes, skis, and snowmobiles.

At the hairpin turn we left the road and broke our own trail heading SW up the valley, keeping on the N side of Smith Brook. At the 4,640'+ meadow ESE of Mount McCausland we decided we were out of time and headed back to the cars.

Most of us skied the whole route back. Although much of the off-trail was wooded, it was always open enough to be enjoyable on skis.

Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Deal.