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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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Ladner Creek Trestle – Hikes near Hope

Ladner Creek Trestle – Hikes near Hope

The Ladner Creek Trestle is a teeny section of the historic Kettle Valley Railway. I normally love visiting cool rusty architecture in beautiful mountainous scenery, so visiting this old railway bridge sounded fabulous. The trail to reach the trestle is right next to the Coquihalla Highway, so it can work well as a stop off on the way (or way back) from other hikes near Hope. We dropped by to take a peek when we were driving back from our…

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Eaton Lake – Hikes near Hope

Eaton Lake – Hikes near Hope

The hike to Eaton Lake is tough, but super fun. It involves several waterfalls, a pretty forest and finishes up next to a pretty alpine lake surrounded by rocky peaks. This stunning area is down a (well maintained) logging road near Hope, BC (Canada) so if you are exploring this area, the adventure to this pretty lake should totally be on your radar! We found this in the fantastic Destination Hikes: In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, the new book…

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Mount Underhill – Peak Bagging

Mount Underhill – Peak Bagging

Mount Underhill is a small knob on the edge of Mount Seymour that I had never heard about until I started Peak Bagging this year. It turns out that although this may not be a big mountain, it is a fantastic adventure! If you like long walks through incredible forest with a bit of bushwhacking and creek-crossings, this is a fantastic day out! It is also one of the possible places to find a whiskey cache if you keep your…

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