Musical Bumps trail to Russet Lake

Musical Bumps trail to Russet Lake

Aaaah Whistler; The home of some incredible hiking! I am very excited to share my recent trip along the incredible Musical Bumps trail to Russet Lake. This hike is one of those rare chances to skip the slog up the mountain and spend 100% of your hike up in the incredible alpine area of Whistler and Garibaldi Provincial Park. I have written about the beautiful High Note trail that starts at Whistler Peak. This time (in order to see some…

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HBC (1849) Heritage Trail – Mason’s Ridge

HBC (1849) Heritage Trail – Mason’s Ridge

The hike up to Mason’s ridge is part of the historical HBC (1849) Heritage Trail. You can reach it from either direction, but we started from Sowaqua Creek and went via Covile Camp. This part of the HBC trail is very steep and still had quite a lot of snow at the end of June. We could see why the fur traders waited for the snow to melt before they traversed these mountains – it was a tough hike even…

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HBC (1849) Heritage Trail – Covile Camp

HBC (1849) Heritage Trail – Covile Camp

Our first Wilderness camping for 2021 was along the historical (and incredible) HBC (1849) Heritage Trail. We hiked from Sowaqua creek up to Covile Camp, and then continued on to Mason’s Ridge later. This hike involves gorgeous forest, challenging river crossings and what feels like real wilderness. It is perfect for days when you want to escape the crowds of busier trails. We didn’t see a single other hiker or camper the entire time. This hike is listed in both…

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Canyon Nature Trail – Manning Park

Canyon Nature Trail – Manning Park

The Canyon Nature trail is a super easy walk in Manning Park. The trail goes in a loop and there are two possible starting points; Either Coldspring Campground or from Pacific Trail trailhead on Gibson Pass Road. There are a few switchbacks to take you up each side of the Canyon, but the trail is well maintained and suitable for all ages and abilities. We did this in the evening (we were waiting for our room at the Manning Park…

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