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Default Upper Joffre Lake City - July 7-8

The place resembled a shanty town as I approached the upper lake. Must have been 30 or so people camped out - some had even carried up lawn chairs and massive quantities of booze.

Camped out on a very small ledge as tent sites were a premium - but had a large flat rock to hang out on with a nice "back" to it. Not a couch by any stretch but my view was fantastic.

Park staff were out picking up garbage etc which was great to see - the outhouse was obliterated by an avalanche but they rigged up some tarps etc around it.


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Good god I hope they carried out all the crap they lugged up ... especially the lawn chairs - those have a tendency to be left behind at any lazy-ass campsite to begin with

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Good god I hope they carried out all the crap they lugged up ... especially the lawn chairs - those have a tendency to be left behind at any lazy-ass campsite to begin with

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The place resembled a shanty town as I approached the upper lake. Must have been 30 or so people camped out - some had even carried up lawn chairs and massive quantities of booze.
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Hope whatever they brought up with them, they took the stuff back down.

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No kidding - we went up for the day on Saturday and it was a real gong show. We passed the group with the lawn chairs - one of them was in serious trouble before the middle lake with bad cramp and what looked to me to be the early stages of heat stroke. Congrats on finding a spot to put your tent We saw some people clearing snow away from a couple of the unoccupied sites.

Bug report: a few irritating black flies, and the usual horde of hungry mozzies near the lower lake. Plus a good number of tourists.
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