Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Aldergrove, BC, Canada.
Wow, was that ever crazy on the BC Parks backcountry registration site this morning! Site was slow, drop-downs not loading correctly, checkout kept failing, campsites disappearing before my eyes. My heart sank. I almost gave up but kept at it and got 6 nights in mid-July: Whitehorn, Robson Pass, Rearguard, Robson Pass x 4.
The first time I went up to Berg Lake was as a 13-year old in 1980. We were on our way to climb Robson via the Kane face. We made it as far as the icefall at the top of the Robson glacier (we actually camped on the icefall). It was a great trip made more special by the fact that there were hardly any people there, even at the Berg Lake campsite. We even slept in the cabin at Berg Lake; at that time the ranger didn't mind at all, ha. I returned once more to Berg when I was 20 but I haven't been there since; my forays since then were up the front side to the Forster hut.
I avoided booking the Berg Lake campsite. It would just depress me to be around so many people. I'm 54 now and taking my wife and kids up there. We'll hike Snowbird, maybe go to the glacier, and do the Hargreaves/Mumm loop if it's open. I'm hoping my family will fall in love with it like I did way back when.
Anyone have any other suggestions for day hikes?
Last edited by 5thhorseman; 03-01-2021 at 01:56 PM.