Monthly Archives: August 1980

South of the Spectrum Range

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Descending from the north-western edge of the Edziza Plateau

This is the entire route of the 1980 field studies on the Edziza Plateau. The images from our descent into the boreal, trekking down in order to be picked up by floatplane from Buckley Lake, are mapped with the dotted … Continue reading

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Lava fields north of Edziza Peak

The plains north of Edziza Peak can both bleak and sublime — in a matter of hours. We had our last base camp there and then headed north by north-west to Buckley Lake.

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Mount Edziza from the north & a smaller cinder cone

We continued to head north while moving east at times to visit more of the base of the volcano.

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Heaths & cinder fields below the north-western margin of Edziza Glacier

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Hummock of bunchgrass & shrub

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Bunchgrass at treeline on the Edziza Plateau

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Fresh caribou bones in the snow

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Trekking through summer snow

We were moving north to the Glacier when the snow started falling. We headed north but more much slowly.

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The moraines below Edziza Glacier

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