hiking
2 hours ago

We made it as part of our Skoki loop hike from Fish creek parking lot, out and back in 13 hours and total of 43km, all in one day! We exit the Skoki trail just before the lodge to left at the Merlin lake sign. There is about a couple of km uphill initially where trail opens up it's view to Castilleja lake that receives all it's water from the underground current coming from Merlin lake that emerges just before the lake tip.
Trail then makes a traverse through skirt of wall of Jericho until approaching few rocky switchbacks that leads to a lookout above Meril lake. We returned via Merlin meadows trail all the way back to Skoki lodge. Very quite and peaceful lake with crystal clear water.