Garibaldi Lake – two years later

Mt Price

First day of summer in Canada!!!


It was not like that at all. But when you climb up above 1200m in BC these days, you can still see considerable amount of snow.

We were in Garibaldi lake two years ago and we remember the trail not being too strenuous, just long. So we decided it will be our first longer hike in 2014. And despite the photographs, it was quite warm up there – lake is at about 1400m above sea level – 17C (62F) so it turned out we were carrying warm clothes for nothing. But in mountains you never know.

Summer is here now. Hopefully the weather won’t be as rainy as it was so far (almost every weekend) so we could go to some more trails, old and new ones.

On Garibaldi Lake_2014

selfie near the lake πŸ˜€

More photos here.

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17 Responses to Garibaldi Lake – two years later

  1. Lovely country up there.
    Those patches of orange in the trees: is that all winterkill?

    • Darko says:

      dW, some of the photographs in that album are from 2012. We were there in late of August so I am not really sure. It might be an autumn change as well, for I remember we’ve noticed some changes on a way down from Taylor meadows. This time I haven’t seen anything significant. I don’t think it was THAT cold this winter.

      • Especially in those spots … relatively protected by the surrounding trees. The colours are enough like fall colours that they could easily be exactly that … the possibility had occurred to me, which is why I asked. The fact that the photos might be from a late August is certainly suggestive.

        • Darko says:

          The biggest concern in last several years in BC is damage to trees done by pine beetle, more than 15 million hectares of wood are affected and it is still spreading. Two years ago when we spent a weekend camping in Manning park (southern BC, close to US border) we’ve seen entire sides of the mountains with dead trees. They say that those areas would need at least 5-7 days with winter temperatures below -20C (-4F) to kill the bug. But winters are not like that anymore, even on the north of the province.

  2. Furie says:

    N’awww, you two are so sweet together. *grabs a hankie and dabs delicately at eyes* Sooooo sweet!

    Lovely looking place there, but way too hot for me. Um, above “seal level”? Do they have a special gate to keep the seals lower down? πŸ˜‰

    • Darko says:

      Oh Mik, you are one sensitive little flower ^^’

      I knew I should have read it one more time before publishing :doh:

      • Furie says:

        I am! I keep telling Kim but she doesn’t listen. 😦

        • Darko says:

          You will probably have to show more of your soft side πŸ˜€

          For instance, you can rent / buy “Ghost” movie dvd (Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze), and a bottle of wine and you can watch it together. Don’t forget to let few tears drop at the end πŸ˜‰

  3. Words says:

    It looks oh so peaceful there. Perfect. πŸ˜€

    • Darko says:

      Words, we’ve found a little peaceful spot for us. There were a lot of people up there that weekend many of them with camping gear. The area is having about 50 tent spots but almost all of them were under snow, there were a lot of shoveling around πŸ˜› Nearby camp in Taylor meadows (2km away) is also under more than a meter of snow and it was still closed so everyone needed to go to lake. Last time, in August 2012. there was a long line of hikers in front and behind us, no wonder they needed to fix the trail on few spots this spring. But it is so beautiful there and yes, peaceful πŸ™‚

  4. d4rkn1ght says:

    Fantastic! 😎 I will love to visit Canada some day, if I ever could get some real time off from work. πŸ˜‰

  5. enjoy your time Darko , actually it is very hot here , imagine i looked towards the sky today to make sure that there is only one sun above .
    the photos are great especially the second one ,you look a great couple .

    • Darko says:

      A little bit more sun is what we wanted lately. We are in some strange cycle, 5 days of perfect weather, then two days of heavy rain. Unfortunately, those two days are always Saturdays & Sundays and then the weather is just gorgeous – when I need to go to work πŸ˜›


  6. Wow! I saw the all pictures and most of them are like from a postcards πŸ™‚ Great!

    • Darko says:

      Thanks Mira, I am really trying my best. There are quite a few good photographers that I know from Opera Community and I learnt a lot from them by just watching their photographs and, of course, by my own hit-and-try experimenting πŸ˜€

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