Tuesday, 8 July 2014

A few hikes near Whistler

With all the warm, sunny weather, the snow has been melting fast...

Cheakamus Lake hike: 3 hrs to end of trail (2/3rds along lake) and back. Excellent trail. Easy.

Cheakamus Lake

Cheakamus Lake

Black Tusk: 5 hours up to Taylor Meadows then down via lower lakes. Trail in excellent condition (no snow on trail at Meadows campground). Moderate.

Black Tusk, viewed from Taylor Meadows

The Barrier (foreground) and Tantalus Range (background)

Ancient Cedars (2 hrs) and Nairn Falls (45 min): Excellent trails. Easy
Ancient Cedars Trail

1000-year-old trees (Ancient Cedars Trail)

Ancient Cedars Trail

Rainbow Lake: No snow on trail. Trail good for first 50%; so-so afterwards (rooty plus failing boardwalks). Trail upgrade in progress. Moderate-strenuous (due to poor trail; depends on your speed). 5.5-6 hours total.

Looking back down trail from Rainbow Lake

Rainbow Lake

A week up at Whistler, we managed 4 days of hiking. A very good week....

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