Frosty Mountain – Golden Larches

Frosty Mountain – Golden Larches

Visiting Frosty Mountain to see the beautiful golden larches has to be one of the best possible autumn hikes on the west coast of Canada. I was expecting this to be a very tough hike as it is so long and has a hefty amount of elevation gain. However the path is really well built and never too steep or technical; So to my great surprise it was easier than I expected. I have seen photos that there is now…

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Panorama Ridge via Helm Creek

Panorama Ridge via Helm Creek

I love Panorama Ridge. It is a challenging adventure but it is also such a popular area to hike, that BC parks had to start issuing day passes in summer to manage the number of visitors. Most people visit Panorama Ridge as a day hike from Rubble Creek. This year Marc and I decided to hike in from the opposite direction, via Helm Creek. The route up via Helm Creek was far quieter than the route we’ve previously taken from…

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Camping at Helm Creek

Camping at Helm Creek

Camping at Helm Creek in Garibaldi Provincial Park is a complete treat. The meadows where the campsite is located are surrounded by snowcapped mountains and it is a brilliant starting point for several epic hikes. Most people seem to want to stay at the more popular campsites at Garibaldi Lake or Taylor Meadows, so Helm Creek Campground is quieter and a little easier to get a reservation. I am not sure why this area is not more popular; The meadows…

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Semaphore Lakes – Whistler Hikes

Semaphore Lakes – Whistler Hikes

Semaphore Lakes is one of those rare gems that is a relatively easy hike that will take you to simply exquisite alpine scenery. I had to keep pinching myself that we managed to see these jewel-like glacial lakes and spectacular snow capped peaks! It is all so dreamy and beautiful. I was originally planning a longer, tougher hike when we visited Semaphore Lakes; But as I had a bit of an injury, we went with this hike to give my…

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