Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hope, B.C., Canada.
Interest: Wife, family, reading, walking, exploring, looking at maps, genealogy, history, church community, garden, friends, dahlias, rock walls, my wonderful classes, colleagues at work, the list goes on.
Yes, I would say that. We were the first to the cabin, beside the people who slept there that night. At the cabin, we were passed by a party of six. We encountered ten people coming down as we went up.
We went as far as the scramble up the final ascent, but had to turn around because one of our party was in pain. As we came down, we saw so many people; we would pass two or three (or five or eight,) and then immediately meet more on the trail. Also, there were a lot who just came up to the larches and then went off the trail to eat or rest.
I wouldn't say it was crowded, but you could hear people chattering everywhere. It was unbelievable. But of course, we could still experience the vast silence that is up there as well.
Everyone just seemed to be having a great time. The last hikers we encountered coming up were two ladies at the cabin at about 1:30.
We got down and the parking lot at LL was full. So glad to see so many enjoying the spectacular day!