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Larch British Columbia

Larch Columbia

Larch

Larch Columbia

Hiking to the Beautiful Larch Plateau at EC Manning Park, British Columbia  I don’t think I will ever be able to say or write enough great things about Manning Park in B.C. and all the views, hiking trails and opportunities for exploring that it provides. Manning Park is one of those destination places that is worth going back to over and over, year after year to see and explore. สล็อตเว็บตรงไม่ผ่านเอเย่นต์ And that brings on another great hike in this park along the same trail as Frosty Mountain but doesn’t quite reach the same ending. The Larch Plateau is a hike done for the vistas and for viewing the alpine larch stands in their magnificent glory. This hike is best done in September or October when the larches have turned a gorgeous golden colour. It can also be done in a day but I highly recommend overnighting it at the Frosty Mountain Wilderness Campground part way up the mountain. This just makes the hike more enjoyable and leisurely if you have the time. The total trip for this hike is approximately 18 kilometers. Start your hike from the day use area at Lightning Lake near the far east end of the lake. The start of the trail is made of narrow switchbacks that are fairly steep for the first few kilometers. As you are hiking you will notice the meadows begin and it doesn’t take long before you reach the first point where the views of both Lightning and Flash Lakes are clearly defined. The surrounding mountains provide an amazing view worth stopping to admire. Heading past the Frosty Creek campsite you will soon come across the Larch Lake and it is a gorgeous area to stop and have lunch. The trail almost appears to be cut in the middle of the subalpine meadows. As you pass through the Wilderness Campsite area which hosts an old log cabin you then cross the Frosty Creek and after another few minutes will come across another gorgeous viewpoint. Here is where you take the trail to the left instead of heading to your right. You will soon reach an open plateau of sorts where you are going to wish you had brought a camera to capture the views. The trail roughly winds down and you finally come to an area where there are a number of open water activities including, kayaking, canoeing and rafting. It is easy to see that this area is going to be one of the best parts of the trip. The trail drops quite sharply a few times and as you reach the Frosty Creek campground it is filled with campsites. Here you will want to take a small dip in the water and, if you’re careful, you can even take a dip in the water that is hidden by the dense forest. It’s very relaxing and peaceful here as you settle down in your sleeping bag. Since it is a pretty steep drop, this is a point where you might want to re-arse how much gear you need to pack in order to not have a hard time jumping down it. Once down at the bottom you will reach Frosty Creek Campground and after a long day of hiking you will be happy you took the gravel road down there. It is a road that many hikers take to get back to the east side of the lake which is the trail that you want to follow to the lake’s end. Once you get to the end of the road it offers some great views of both the Frosty Creek and Lightning Lake. At the bottom of the trail you will see lots of creeks and streams and there is a number of campsites near various points of it. You should bring your own camping equipment as the showers and toilets are not of the standard that you are used to at home. Frosty Creek is a great hike for those who are looking for something moderate and not too strenuous. It offers some great views and scenery and makes for a great day hike something you can enjoy from the middle of June right through until the middle of August. Happy Hiking!
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