A hike I've never done before
Pemberton is a nice place to go for a hike,
for the part that it is 2.5 hours away from Vancouver. Helen got
this brilliant idea of making it an overnight trip (stay in a lodge) so
we could have two reasonable days rather than a single day of heavy
heavy driving. Brilliant.
We chose to do Marriott Meadows. It isn't that hard to find but
it certainly doesn't have the traffic of the big hikes (even nearby Joffre
is overflowing by
comparison). We drove up the forest access road and when it
started to get overgrown, we pulled into a stop area and walked the
last km or so to the trail.
The trail (except for a bit of mud at the begining) is in really good
shape. It reminded me a lot of the hike up to Brandywine meadows
with way less roots. On our way up we thought we were
pretty much along until we ran into a school "outdoors" group with some
20 people in the party. It's always nice to know someone is
clearing the bears for you. As we hiked up further we passed a
vista into a hanging meadow probably cleared by avalanches.
this the hiking gets to be a bit rockier as you
cross scree fields on your way to the lake. I'm a little sheepish
to admit, we couldn't find the cabin they talked about in the
book. The lake was nice, but the weather wasn't looking great and
it was getting on in the day.
classic Alpine wild flowers are present and always
striking in their short growing season. We dawdled for a few
minutes on the way back down to appreciate the flowers.
Tags: mushroom(4), alpine(4), lake(2), panorama(2), moss(1), flower(1)
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