Location: BC, Canada
Hike Quality (1-5): 3
Hike Difficulty (1-5): 2
Round Trip Distance: 10 km
Max Elevation: 1600 m
Elevation Gain: 400 m
Off Hwy 99 east of Pemberton, BC on the Duffey Lake Road.
Camera: Canon 5D Mk IV
Lens 1: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4.0L IS USM
Lens 2: Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
Date: November 4, 2017
Start Time: 8:00am
Total Days: 2 days
Participants: Patrick Latter, Paige Sorger
We started out just after sunrise with close to -15 temperatures.
The trail to the first lake is only 5 min.
Even with the cold temperatures, the rivers were still flowing freely.
Once past the first lake you gradually start gaining elevation.
So cold, Paige’s hair started freezing from her breath.
There are a set of wooden stairs that lead up to the 2nd lake. We had brought micro spikes in the event it would be icy but we didn’t end up using them.
As we approached the 2nd lake we got our first glimpse of the glacier.
Winter version of the classic Joffre Lakes log photo.
Just after the 2nd lake, there is a large cascading waterfall.
After reaching the 3rd lake we made our way around it to the backside to setup camp.
After setting up camp, we a did quick hike up behind the lake following an obvious ridge line.
After getting back to camp we made some dinner and headed to bed early.
The next morning was clear skies and very very cold. We quickly packed up camp and made our way back to the parking lot.