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.

Tonquin Valley – snow and mud!

Perhaps this was one backpack trip too many for 2016. We knew we were leaving Calgary to go back to Vancouver in 2017, and wanted to hike this spectacular u-shaped hike through the Tonquin Valley. We had all types of weather on this hike, including snow and sleet as we made out way through the valley – some great views, and spectacularly muddy trails.