Hittin' the Trails
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Chilliwack, BC, Canada.
did I mention hiking?
Hey Aqua Terra, I'm a bit of a fan of all you guys/girls who slogged out a trail up to Hanging Lake, no small effort to be sure! I've been reading about your adventures re Hanging Lake - sounds like you all had a good time, too bad you had only a short stay at the lake. Awesome pictures though, I put them up on my screen saver - hope you guys don't mind. Re your question, I did Hanging Lake twice this year. Center creek I did on the August long weekend, but I only went to the ridge overlooking upper Hanging Lake, never went down to the lake. Center creek is certainly a great starting point but a bridge, as you probably know, has been taken out so you have to bike or hike the whole valley. It's a two day trip just to get to the lakes. There is however some deadfall and overgrowth in some sections. All in all its very do-able and I would not hesitate to go that way again. After this trip I heard a group had bushwacked in from the eco reserve at Chilliwack lake. So the next long weekend I went again via Radium Lake, around Mt. Lindeman and down into upper and lower Hanging Lakes, and followed your trail back down to Chilliwack Lake. (If it hadn't been for you guys carving a path I would probably still be in that bushbowl of no return!) Lots of stories, lots of adventures! I'd love to hear stories from anyone who's been there or hear from people who would like to go.