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Nice easy trail. Well maintained. Conditions were good even on October 11 th

October 8th, thanksgiving day. Arrived at 8:30 and back in the car at 2. Billy goat style. About 5 Cm of snow from start to about km 5. Both bridges covered. 3 series of tree falls after bridge 2. Trail has been wiped out in 2 spots. but the trees served as great bridges. Followed tracks made by 4-5 people since the storm of October 2. So relatively easy going until km 6, where my trail breakers decided to stop. Since I came 3000 km to do this, carried on. 15-30 Cm of snow to the lake. Lost the trail once due to an evil larch hanging over the entry through a copse of spruce. Up in 3.5 hours even with snow. View was magic even if mostly overcast. 2 hours down.

1st bridge supposed to be removed this week - am I the last of 2018? Hard climb due to snow and tree falls but no pain, no gain. Loved it!

Such an amazing hike. From tip to tail it is amazing!!!

4 months ago

Very pleasant walk - great length, good trail, and very few bugs. Very few bird sightings, but could hear a few.

7 months ago

We attempted to try this one 2/18/18. Lots of fresh snow, had to turn around because of the trail conditions. For a beginner like me, I found it really challenging .

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Decent walk/ hike if you don't have the whole day for a hike. Scenic through the forest with a lake at the end. Falls colours make it a great one for sept/ oct. Easy for all and good with dogs.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Nice trail. Cobb lake is beautiful. We had a bear encounter but not problems with it... worth doing again!

on Cobb Lake Trail

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Beautiful trail, easy to navigate. Switchbacks make the elevation gains/losses easy to take in. Densely forested so animal sightings are common. Half way you pass over a small creek via little wooden bridge. Peaceful spot to sit for a few minutes. Lake was calm and clear with fish jumping. Again very peaceful.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Nice Trail.

Very easy to find off of the highway. Just look for a small place to pull off with a little kiosk to one side. If your coming from Radium its right after you see a T-intersection sign.

We did see a bear right in the parking lot as we were getting ready to hike. The bear was in the berry patch next to the parking lot and had no interested in us, not sure he even noticed us.

The hike was very steady without very steep up or down hill, switch backs made all the elevation gains and drops easy.

The lake was a nice lake, I wish I had a fishing pole as there were a ton a jumping fish even in the middle of the day, i am sure not many people fish this small lake.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Forested hiking route to a quiet lake in a mountain valley.

Mountains are visible from the lake (unfortunately it was rainy during my hike so they were covered by clouds).
Almost has a rainforest vibe to it! Very wet with lots of ground brush.
Saw a wild pheasant on the trail as well as a few small animals.
The hike was very quiet with no passerbys.
Great quick hike for all skills levels!

Lots of hiding places for bears and less traveled, so I was a bit warier on this hike than the others I did around the area.

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