Location: Whistler, Canada
Hike Quality (1-5): 4
Hike Difficulty (1-5): 4
Round Trip Distance: 12 km
Max Elevation: 2213 m
Elevation Gain: 1200 m
Camera: Canon 5D Mk III
Lens 1: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4.0L IS USM
Lens 2: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM
Date: September 10, 2017
Start Time: 10:30am
Total Time: 8 hours
Participants: Patrick Latter, Paige Sorger, Nich Burnett, Elyse Sandl
We started in the lower parking lot as the road to the upper parking lot requires a 4×4.
The first 500 meters of the trail leads up a steep switchback through the forest.
There are small wooden bridges that aid in crossing the wetter areas.
Once you break free of the trees you approach the alpine meadow.
There are a number places suitable to camp. With the heavy fog obstructing our view this time, we are planning to come back and do this as an overnight hike.
With about 500 meters of elevation left it started to get pretty socked in.
There was still a significant amount of snow, we hugged the rocks to avoid most of it.
Unfortunately the heavy cloud cover obscured most of the views. It was pretty cold and wet at the summit, so we made a quick decent after getting too cold.