A Great Place for Sunsets and Camp Fires
Andrea's Friends try to visit Levette Lake every
year. This year, due to some mix ups, they didn't get organized
in time, and the trip collapsed. Andrea, Mark and I wanted to go
we went on our own. Levette Lake is just past Squamish in the
Brackendale area. The road up is getting pretty rutted so I was
glad I was driving my forester.
This being car camping (roughly) we had no problems bringing in
firewood and a cooler full of ice. We made a camp fire and
I've always been a sucker for camp fire
photos. The wood we bought did spark a little, but the long exposures
makes the sparks and flame look that much larger.
The next morning we went for a hike around the lake to a view
point at an old fire spotting cabin. The Squamish River has
cut a large valley between the Tantalus range and the plateau that
Levette Lake is on. That large separation of space allows
the mountains to experience different weather than what we had at the
After our hike we went for a swim in the lake (it's nice and warm, and
there is a large rock our in the lake near the road access that you can
Levette Lake was a great weekend getaway. Getting there early
helps, and please be nice to the environment, this place sees many
visits every year.
Tags: lake(6), mountain(5), fire(4), reflection(3), sunset(3), long exposure(2)
People: Mark(2), Andrea(1)
From: John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Camping > Levette Lake
From: John Harvey Photo > Levette Lake
Thanks for posting your photos and descriptions. My school friend from long ago had a family cabin there in the 1960s but I haven't been back since those days. My son and I stayed at Alice Lake this last weekend but the weather was showery so we didn't venture over to Levette Lake as we had originally intended. Best saved for a clear day according to your photos. I like your campfire photos, especially the sparks. I'll have to bring the tripod with me next trip and give that a try. Next clear weekend we'll take a run up there and enjoy the scenery.
Monday, September 13th, 2010 at 11:09:49
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