Image Lake & Miners Ridge

Old fire lookout tower on Miners Ridge We decided try and escape the crowds in the Coast Mountains and head south of the border for the August long weekend. We drove down to Sedro-Woolley in Friday morning, stopping for breakfast and pickup up a Northwest Forest Pass at the park office. We drove out to … [Read more…]

Elfin Lakes

An amazingly warm and sunny weekend in October provided the perfect reason for a last trip to the coast mountains before the real snow arrives. We headed up to Elfin Lakes on the Saturday morning – lots of snow at the campground and we were not the only people with the idea of camping at Elfin. We were the only ones to hike up to the Gargoyles on Saturday morning – we were rewarded with great views of Diamond Head.

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.