Been awhile since I've posted a trip report here, but I thought I'd share a bit of what we've been up to.
We'd been craving a bit of a getaway to some fresh air and escape from the city, and the long weekend combined with our daughter's 7 month "birthday" combined with cooler temperatures made for a great excuse. It would be her second overnighter, the first being extremely fun for everyone.
After discussing the options we decided on Downton - it was an area that was on my list to explore and the trail seemed relatively easy. Another trip report with a little one in the area sealed the deal - and we were off!
The area is incredibly beautiful, Lillooet does not disappoint.
I imagine quite a few people might find it strange to have a little one in the back country, but it's no different than any other trip - go at the pace of the newest hiker in the group, take lots of breaks, and make sure everyone has lots of fun. About halfway up we stopped in the meadows for a snack and to investigate the flora.
We could see (and hear) some storm clouds rolling in, so we continued on our way towards the lake. The last 15-20 minutes were pretty wet, but we prepared accordingly - made it to the lake, quickly set up camp and everyone was dry and happy in the tent. The newbie hiker laughed and laughed about the rain, and thought the sound of the storm on the tent was hillarious! Definitely from BC
The next morning the sky was blue and cloudless, so we set off on a casual wander up the meadows to check out a few other small lakes and tarns. Had lunch at the second lake and lazed around the meadows some more, played near the tarns (not in them!).
Tons of fun! Can't wait to explore more of the area in the future.