September 13th 2020
The purpose of this blog is to show the new trail that was recently built to replace the old Guinns Pass Trail that got washed out in the 2013 floods. The new trail now is a little longer in distance but easier to use. The trail starts at the Galatea Parking off Hwy 40.see previous blog http://willski.ca/galatea-creek-trail-to-guinns-pass-to-buller-south-pass/ This was a traverse but shows the old route up Guinns Pass.The next one one shows just going up to Galatea lakes. Ten Bridges http://willski.ca/galatea-lakes/ OK so at Lillian lake follow the signs to Guinns Pass and Galatea lake at the camp Site. This is a steeper grade than up to Lillian Lake but is a well worn path. Just before Lower Galatea Lake another sign indicates the way to Guinns Pass and this is now the new part of the trail. It is well built and gradually cuts across the mountain side to the Pass or the Col. A big improvement to the washed out Gully the old trail took.