We made an unplanned trip to Southern Chilcotin following a washout on the road to the trailhead for the Stein Divide. It was a fabulous choice and the ridge hikes around the Taylor Basin are spectacular and a welcome change from the Coast Mountains. A superb area for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding, if you can find it!
Now that we have our Canadian passports, popping over the border to the USofA is a lot more appealing and quicker than before. Mount Baker Recreation Area is only a couple of hours from Vancouver and so is a tempting option, given that we often see glacier-covered Mount Baker from downtown on a clear day.
Summer holiday time rolled around and we decided to head off to the Canadian Rockies for a week of camping and hiking, with the main event being to heading into Lake O’Hara for a few days. We set off from Vancouver on Saturday morning, clutching our new Canadian Citizen Access Passes that promised to give us free access to all of Canada’s National Parks.