Helm Creek and Panorama Ridge from Cheakamus Lake

Another September weekend with a great weather forecast, so we chose an easy, accessible backpacking trip to Garibaldi Provincial Park. We hiked into Helm Creek campsite from Cheakamus Lake and then headed up through the Cinder Flats to Panorama Ridge. Spectacular views and a nice alternative route into the park.

Semaphore Lakes

One of the easiest hikes into spectacular alpine in the region. For this reason, it’s a really popular hike, despite being a long drive from Vancouver, past Pemberton, through Pemberton Meadows, and up the Hurley Road towards Goldbridge. We spent one night, and with an earlier start we could have bagged Locomotive Mountain.

The Stein Divide – we finally made it!

Third time lucky! We first tried to hike up to the Stein Wilderness from Lillooet Lake about four years ago, but the road around Lillooet Lake was washed out in an intense overnight storm just before the Labour Day weekend. ¬†Earlier this year our BC Day plans were scuppered by record high temperatures plus haze … [Read more…]

Hanging Lake and Rainbow Mountain

A sunny weekend in August and the Coast Mountains can be busy. ¬†For the second time (the last about three years ago) we thought we’d try camping at Hanging Lake near Whistler. We also made an attempt to scramble up Rainbow Mountain.