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Daphne from Vancouver writes:

Emma, we used 4WD but we saw several other 2WD cars up there this past May long weekend They clearly made it just fine but I personally wouldn't want to drive up there in anything less than a high clearance 4WD.

There is tons of snow, starting about halfway up. It's melting pretty quickly and we were postholing waist deep in areas. Some of the creek crossings are also getting weird with high/fast water levels and snow bridges. Be careful of avalanches as there are a few significant avalanche slopes.

    Posted: May 25, 2017 03:05:04 PM PST

    Emma from Chilliwack writes:

    Thank you, Scott!! I really appreciate the reply :) If I'm reading this right, you do need a 4x4 to get up there?

      Posted: May 22, 2017 06:46:04 PM PST

      Scott from Vancouver writes:


      I haven't been up there, but there is currently still decent amounts of snow up in the 1200m - 1400m elevations. I'm looking to do this hike sometime in June or July this year.

        Posted: May 22, 2017 12:20:35 AM PST

        Emma from Chilliwack writes:

        Do you think there would be snow up there in May?

          Posted: May 21, 2017 10:10:50 PM PST

          Greg from North Vancouver writes:

          Did this hike August 2016, and I liked it a lot. Wasn't too easy finding the trail as I believe it changed, but we managed to make it all the way up. We had to go all the way to the end of the logging road until we couldn't go any further as there was a closed gate. While not too bad, there were some spots where it got a little rough. The hike was pretty tough, with 2 boulder fields to cross and several ups and downs with technical terrain. I think it took us roughly 7 hours round trip, and we were actually keeping a respectable pace. Some of the sections remind me of Hanes Valley, and there is tons to see along the way, including some panoramic vies of Squamish Valley. The actual lake is gorgeous, with a huge rockface looming over you, and it's well worth the trip. Very quiet compared to most glacial lakes (Joffre or Wedgemount), and the trail is much less beaten up. A unique hike that will feel more like an adventure and less like a tourist attraction, very cool!

            Posted: May 12, 2017 06:37:49 PM PST

            Gemma Coughlan from Vancouver writes:

            In the winter, snow covers the road which makes it hard to find the trailhead. We parked at around 15.5km, which means walking to the candy cane shaped air vent/pipe. At the pipe, take the left fork and continue for 4km. You'll go over at least two bridges and past at least one more candy cane air vent. Apparently the trailhead is well marked after 4km.

              Posted: April 14, 2017 06:31:45 PM PST

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