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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-28-2016, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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The road is in very good condition for a drive in a 4x4. A few waterbars might stop you 3km before the end of it if not enough clearance in a 2x2

The trail thorough the forest is very well marked and someone seem to maintain it very well(tons of trees were cleared by chainsaw): thank you stranger for all your work.
If you go in the coming next weeks watch for wasps on the trail: we got stung a few times!

As you come into the meadows, the markers seem to very sporadic, so you just might want to create your own route, following the river upstream, staying on the left side of it.

The first lake doesn't seem to have nice places for camping, but the second lake to the left of it, has some very nice ones.

No marmots,bears or other creatures seem to be there as we saw no signs of almost any wildlife...

The route to the peak is reasonably clear to figure out, but if you have a previous track is very helpful to make sure you get to the top in the most optimal way. Not much snow left on the route, just small patches. Incredible views from the top!

The west ridge from the lake could offer some amazing views of the other peaks in the Elaho Valley and beyond.

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Great report. Definitely a spot I want to check out.
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Nice set of lakes.

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The road is in very good condition for a drive in a 4x4.

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Nice set of lakes.

What road?
I think is called E 300, around 35 km mark on Squamish Valley road FSR, crossing the bridge over Squamish river, on Elaho Valley.
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any fish there? we got 5 nice trout @Pierce Lake yesterday

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any fish there? we got 5 nice trout @Pierce Lake yesterday
Don't think so, but we didn't try fishing
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What a beautiful and gorgeous area; the rocks and tarns remind a little of Brew Lake and Tomyhoi Tarns. Awesome high up and lofty views from the top.

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any fish there? we got 5 nice trout @Pierce Lake yesterday


kinda surprised, as the lake get heavy pressure and its late in the year.

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Very nice! From Squamish about how long of a drive is it to the trail head?

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2.5h to the trailhead.
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