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10 hours ago

lovely trail, approx 50cm fresh snow at lower lake

5 days ago

Gorgeous winter hike! Views are spectacular! When you get to the lake, you may see some Whiskey Jacks, which are pretty grey and white birds. Hold your your hand with a little bit of trail mix, or some crust from your sandwich and they will eat right out of your hand.

Spectacular views! A lot of snow on the trail this past weekend. I was disappointed there was no water going over the falls though. Looking forward to tackling it in the spring again!

This hike definitely lives up to it's name, it is going to be windy no matter what. However, the summit gives you some of the best views of the rockies. It was incredible! The day we completed the hike it was SO windy and cold, easily felt like -10 to -15 with the wind chill. I've done many "hard" hikes and given that this was rated "moderate" I wasn't expecting it to be so challenging. However I think the elements and my lagging fatigue from the previous days hike led it to feel more difficult. This trail closes December 1 for wildlife preservation so if you are looking for a challenging fall/winter hike I would recommend this one before then. I will definitely be back in the summer.

11 days ago

This trail is well laid out with 11 bridges along the way up to the lakes. There is a couple wooden tent platforms at the west side of Lillian Lake. A nice trail to some mountain lakes.

5 stars as the trail is well laid out and was not very busy, and nice views with the lakes.

Fun hike. The stroll through the forest was quite easy and probably the most scenic. The steep clime up the swichbacks leading to the upper part of the mountain was much more demanding than what I would call a medium rated hike, however we were okay with it having enjoyed some challenging hikes and scrambles in the past. There was 4" to 6" of snow at the upper elevations, making the descent quite slippery. I would guess that the views of the glacier might be nicer in the summer. With the area covered in snow, we didn't think it was all that spectacular. Overall we enjoyed the hike, might try it again earlier in the summer.

Great trail! i absolutely love it! except the "boring" part

13 days ago

Near the end of the trail the elevation gain is taxing but worth it to see the moraine and the glacier - they spread out so large and it’s impossible to convey the enormity of it in pictures.

The scramblers route is pretty sketchy now. I recommend taking the left route.

on Rummel Lake Trail

14 days ago

Great hike, easy. Tried to do the waterfall loop but too icy and snowy, will come to do that portion during the summer. Great views

so once you come off the highway and start coming around the mountain, the road turns to gravel for about 8km or so. if you have a low car like myself, keep that in mind. as soon as you get to the lake and cross the dam you will come to a 3 way intersection. park in the one that is straight ahead. The road to get to the trail head is the one to the left when you get to that three-way intersection. when we went there was a gate that was closed blocking it so you have to walk in for about a kilometer or so. the first couple kms are a nice easy hike. walking along side of a beautiful stream of water and through thick trees. super beautiful with changing trails going from Roots to scree to mud. it takes about 45 minutes to get to the first clearing. there's really nowhere to go on that one so you walk straight across and you'll see a little path that cuts through the trees. as soon as you come out of that little path you will see the giant scree Hill in front of you. stick to the right and you can see the trail vaguely Through The Rock. it goes up for about a thousand feet with a few switchbacks here and there. it is pretty steep and in some places a little bit slippery. I'd rate it as moderate to hard. once you get up near the top, it goes right and gets even steeper. I'd highly recommend poles. The trail gets back into some trees and Rock and definitely tests your calves. once you get up though, the Moraine is incredible! deep and wide being shadowed by an incredible mountain face. you can see the glacier from here but would highly recommend walking up the Moraine for another half hour to the glacier itself. massive boulders and Rock are randomly deposited around and the glacier is unreal. a natural melt cave inside the glacier is super cool but be careful going inside. I went in 20 feet and was slippery and sloped where if you slipped, you'd go down into a crack where rescue would be near impossible. basically it is one of my favorite hikes of the year. The views of the lake and mountains are unmatched. from start to finish with a few breaks, it took 5.5 hours. bring some warm clothes as well. got chilly at the glacier. moderate to hard in my opinion, but worth every step

Nice hike with the sound of the creek most if the way along. Quite relaxing. Stop by one of the many bridges on the way back and soak your feet.

Spectacular views on the way. The glacier and moraine was less than spectacular and a bit anticlimactic.

The initial walk through the forest was amazing, but the climb and decent should have this trail rated as hard and not moderate. We found it more taxing than the Ha Ling Peak trail.