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A beautiful hike, would definitely do again and perhaps continue a bit further. We stopped at arnica lake after being advised that the further trail to twin lakes was very icy. Did this hike at the beginning of oct.2016 and there were a few snowy/muddy patches but nothing too bad. Would like to do it again a bit earlier but it's a great shoulder season hike in the fall as well.
A good leg burner, the lake was a nice spot to stop and have lunch on top of a big boulder. Saw a few people along the way (did this hike in the summer of 2016), but it wasn't too crowded. A marmot poked his head out of the brush to investigate on our way back down. We stopped at borgeau lake, but perhaps next time will continue on to Harvey lake.
Sunday April 30th
This trail was a lovely walk. At this time one of year the ground had every condition - dry, boggy, snow and icy. We didn't need crampons, our waterproof walking boots were perfect for this trail.
Once on the trail we took the right turning to begin and I'm glad we did. Taking the trail this way meant the incline was a challenge but not too difficult. The lookout point is beautiful.
We got round the full trail in about 2 hours, seeing only 1 other person the entire time.
There are toilets in the car park but no rubbish bin!
Incredible Hike, but definitely more strenuous than we ever could have imagined! It is 6 km up and 6 km down....and when we say up we mean straight up!! We went last week and there was still quite a bit of snow present. We definitely wouldn't have known which way to go if it hadn't been for a group ahead of us that made tracks in the snow. Definitely require good footwear. Incredible views!