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VanHiker from Vancouver writes:

Did this hike in August 2021. Left Vancouver at 8am and arrived at 11am, Highway 1 has many slow points on a saturday morning. It is more like an easy walk in the forest going past several nice lakes. It was a really great walk. The trail has some up and downs, but mostly flat. Starting at the spruce bay parking lot, Walk towards the Rainbow bridge. Here you can decide to walk on either side of Lightning lake. There is a bridge at both ends. You can walk down one side and return on the other side. From the south end of lightning lake, you walk past Flash and Strike lakes to a campsite, which is good place for a rest and lunch. This camp is a 1.5 hours walk from parking. After lunch, continue another 45 minutes to thunder lake. There is some overgrown sections and the last 10 minutes is across a rocky slope. Trail ends at a sign that says do not proceed further as it is dangerous. At this point I walked down the rocky slope and walk along creek to lake and crossed over to other side. There was a flat rocky beach area beside the water to sit and enjoy the views. Water level is very low this year, so you can walk quite far around lake. I mostly just stayed near northern end as views were quite nice across the lake. I stayed here almost 1 hour and walked around before walking back to lightning lake. In total, spent about 6-7 hours here. Overall, it is an easy long hike. It is 9km each way.

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    Posted: August 30, 2021 10:53:12 AM PST

    Rosalie G from Vancouver writes:

    MISSING PERSON: Jordan Naterer

    Last seen heading out from an apartment in downtown Vancouver at 7:08am on Sat, Oct 10 on his way to do a 1.5-2 day hike in Manning Park.

    White male, brown hair, 5'10" and 190lbs. He was wearing a white t-shirt, possibly under a red puffy jacket, black track pants, and an army green 60L pack. Hiking solo.

    Drives a black 2016 Honda Civic, found in the Frosty Mountain Lightning Lake Day Use parking lot. If anyone hiked this trail in the last few days and saw someone who matches Jordan's description or saw something amiss, we'd greatly appreciate any and all information and ask you to please contact the police (case number: VA20-181260).

    Here's a link to a missing person news report:

    Thank you so much.

      Posted: October 14, 2020 10:30:38 AM PST

      test from test writes:


        Posted: August 15, 2018 11:44:53 AM PST

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