Our first attempt at Whipsaw Trail in June was met by deep snow. I told myself I’ll have to come back again when the road is passible. One month later, I had the opportunity to revisit Whipsaw with a private offroad group called West Coast Wheelers.
The group met up at the campsite deep in Whipsaw on a Friday night. Since everyone was fairly familiar with the trail, we all found our way in at our own pace.
I’ve known of this group for quite a few years, possibly for as long as I had my Jeep. A few of the crew member caught my attention with their crazy wheeling moves on Instagram. As the 4WD scene in Vancouver grew bigger, this group remained private and somewhat secretive. It’s a pleasure to meet the crew and see them wheel in this iconic trail.
Saturday was as eventful as the Whipsaw Trail gets – we covered basically all the signature spots in the area. Dicks Cabin, Memorial Rock, Wells Lake, Suicide Hill, and eventually to Lodestone Lake for camp.
We ran into a group of Landcrusiers along the way. Watching them going through this axle twisting section of the trail.
Set up camp and cooked our dinner. I started using these wooden utensils for camping. Although I usually take on the dishes cleaning duty at home, on the trail, I’m not a big fan of wasting precious water on dishes. Plastic disposable forks have been my go-to for eating but they tend to poke the garbage bag open and create a mess. Wooden ones, however, can go into campfire right after!
Sunset at “top of the world” as they call it. It sure feel like so.