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Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Mar 2, 2011 - 12:52am PT
Great Photos! Thanks!

Ed: I loved the 1980's road photo.

Tell me it isn't paved these days.

Our Sept 1972 drive up to the Bugs was nearly the crux of the trip. The only way we made it in was: the puddles and ruts froze up at night.

In 1972 porcupines were not the problem in the parking lot.

My 1967 Chevy after the UHAUL box was opened by the dreaded grizzly of...
My 1967 Chevy after the UHAUL box was opened by the dreaded grizzly of Bugaboo Lodge.
Credit: Fritz
After four days some Canadians showed up and informed us that the dreaded
Grizzly of Bugaboo Lodge had broken into our locked
car-top carrier and spread the uneaten contents
around the parking lot.

After they shared the bear’s rather impressive history of local camp and car raids; we got to walk out in a snowstorm/rainstorm the next
afternoon. Of course we had fresh Grizzly tracks,
steaming bear feces, and finally impressive thumping
noises in the surrounding forest.



And a lightning story for Reilly:

Second trip in -----1975? The first objective was E. ridge of Bugaboo. We stayed in the hut, and around 10:00 PM, after a great thunderstorm-------the door banged open.

Suddenly a pack flew through the portal, and landed in an open area. Then, the packs owner stomped into the hut and yelled: “I’m never f*#kin climbing in the Bugs again.”

He and his party were just down from the thunderstorm, and had climbed and survived: E. Ridge of Bugaboo, in a big lightning storm.
Of course, Chris and I had already committed to that route for the next day.
E Ridge Bugaboo from Crescent.
E Ridge Bugaboo from Crescent.
Credit: Fritz
Iced up Pigeon Spire after a Thunderstorm/ice storm.
Iced up Pigeon Spire after a Thunderstorm/ice storm.
Credit: Fritz
adam d

climber
The Bears, CA
Mar 2, 2011 - 12:53am PT
and in fairer conditions...

Base of McTech Arete, Bugaboo Spire behind
Base of McTech Arete, Bugaboo Spire behind
Credit: adam d

McTech Arete
McTech Arete
Credit: adam d

Credit: adam d

summit of South Howser
summit of South Howser
Credit: adam d
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 2, 2011 - 01:22am PT
"Tell me it isn't paved these days. "

I had to laugh at this. Fact is, its in worse shape now! BC Parks has been defunded to near death status. Logging road is ok up to the CMH Lodge, then the last 2km, which is BC Parks domain, hasn't seen a grader in a decade.

one funding project BC Parks did float a while back was a via ferrata accessing the Bug / Snowpatch col, up some rock ribs. The idea was to avoid the new chossfest resulting from glacial recession. I thought it had some merit but popular opinion shot it down.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 2, 2011 - 11:20am PT
Ed,
Trust me, I speak of Bugaboo lightning from experience. I just couldn't
lay my hands on the dry cleaning bill and photos were not an optional excercise. :-)
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 2, 2011 - 11:51am PT
believe you bro, just stating my experience... know there are lots of stories of being caught out high and exposed in electrical storms in the Bugs...
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