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A hike I've never done before


Pemberton is a nice place to go for a hike, except 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.

Admirable BoleteSmokey Gilled Wood Lover

It had been raining for the week before we went so I guess we shouldn't have been surprised by how much mushroom growth we saw.  Every few steps you could see something bursting out of the moss or gaining a foot hold on a tree.

Tigers EyeFamily Of Honey MushroomCoral Mushroom
 
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, but 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.

Valley Meadow

Walking Around To Lake
After 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.



Lake Side


Pink Monkey Flowers
The 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.

Seed Pods
 
 
 


Family Of Honey Mushroom
Species: Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom)
Tags: mushroom
Seed Pods
Species: Pulsatilla occidentalis (White Pasqueflower)
Altitude: 1707m (5600 feet)
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Tags: macro, plant
Walking Around To Lake
Tags: alpine, hiking, lake
Pink Monkey Flowers
Species: Mimulus lewisii (Lewis monkeyflower, pink monkeyflower)
Altitude: 1709m (5606 feet)
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Tags: alpine, flower
Valley Meadow
Altitude: 1626m (5334 feet)
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Tags: alpine, meadow, panorama
Lake Side
Altitude: 1729m (5672 feet)
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Tags: alpine, lake, panorama
Tigers Eye
Species: Coltricia perennis (Tiger's Eye)
Admirable Bolete
Species: Boletus mirabilis (Admirable Bolete)
Tags: moss, mushroom
Coral Mushroom
Tags: mushroom
Smokey Gilled Wood Lover
Tags: mushroom
Tags: mushroom(4), alpine(4), lake(2), panorama(2), moss(1), flower(1)
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