Early in the Season Hiking
It is nice to have another hiking keener in the
group. Jin had a group from work interested in going to Lindeman
lake and had a few extra spots in the car for other people. Turns
out none of the work people came, but we certainly had a good time.
The hikes starts with a depressingly long car ride -
you drive out to Chilliwack and then about 40km further down Chilliwack
Road (the same road that gets you to the fantastic Mt Cheam
hike). The hike
starts next to a stream and fairly level, but it quickly picks up steam
as you head up into the mountain. The total hike is only 4.5km
(lake return) but it is scheduled for 2 hours - a testament either to
the grade or the view at the lake.
On the hike up you pass through a few bits of super dense (no
under story) forest. I don't know my logging well, but I believe
this is what a forest that wasn't replanted looks like - too many trees
crowd out each other and anything trying to grow on the ground.
It some places it's quire a sight to behold.
As much as Andrea may complain on the hike up, the lake is great.
It's got the deep emerald color that comes with glacial fed water
bodies. There was a camping group next to the lake when we
arrived and they were cooking a fish caught in the lake.
At the end of the lake is a mountain chain including
what Andrea called "Gargoyles" - large rock outcroppings.
These Gargoyles were tempting - Greendrop lake should be about 2.5 km
past our view point and although it was very early, we wanted to see
what it looked like. We worked our way around the lake into a
massive rock slide area. It's very slow going over the rock field
and would be much slower if the rocks were wet or covered in snow.
Tags: rock(2), glacial flour(2), lake(2), mountain(1), hiking(1), bridge(1)
People: Jesse(3), Bob(2), Jin(2), Andrea(1)
From: John Harvey Photo > John Harvey Photo - Hiking > Lindeman Lake
hi good way to tell about your hike and what the trail is like! any advice for someone who is going to do this hike soon? Is there any bears around that you would need to worry about?
Thursday, June 11th, 2009 at 19:54:41
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