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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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4 of us did Gambier Island small loop(Camp Artaban to Gambier lake to New Brighton) overnight trip this past weekend, it was my third times doing this small loop and still enjoyed very much.

The difference b/w this trip from my previous trips there is we did crabbing(we got 5) and fishing(we got 4 trout) as well along with hiking this time (we brought both crabbing & fresh water fishing licenses with us).

The trail is not well maintained and need some navigation skills but we saw some volunteers were working on it, hat off to them!

I'll let our pictures tell the story:


Cyan line is our first day's route
Pink line is our second day's route






































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Very nice Gloria, wondered what it is like on this island.

With those huge packs on your backs, it looks like you are carrying a house.

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Mmm those meals look delicious. Care to share your recipe?
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Mmm those meals look delicious. Care to share your recipe?
for crab, we just put into the water, bring it to boil and cook around 10 mins.

for the fish soup, pan fry fishs in the butter, then put fishs into the pot with water/sliced ginger/some vodka, bring it to boil for 10 mins and turn down the heat; put sliced tofu & tomato into the soup and keep boiling them for another 15 mins, then put some green veg cook a couple mins, put some salt, then done!
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I have that same floating fishing knife. For those that might wonder the "illegal inches for dishonest fishermen" side (pictured) is at a 2:1 scale compared to the legal inches. So those trout are 9" long.
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mazeGirl, I always get hungry after looking at your trip reports .... really nice trip. I was up at gambier lake about three weeks ago and there was about 20 cm of snow at the lake. It looks like it's all gone?

That hike from Artaban up to lost lake and across to Gambier lake is more strenuous than people think, especially with big packs. Well done! There is a relatively new trail that heads down to west bay from gambier lake. From west bay you walk along the road over to new brighton. It's a nice alternative to climbing up the degraded trail from the lake then down to new brighton.
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mazeGirl, I always get hungry after looking at your trip reports .... really nice trip. I was up at gambier lake about three weeks ago and there was about 20 cm of snow at the lake. It looks like it's all gone?

That hike from Artaban up to lost lake and across to Gambier lake is more strenuous than people think, especially with big packs. Well done! There is a relatively new trail that heads down to west bay from gambier lake. From west bay you walk along the road over to new brighton. It's a nice alternative to climbing up the degraded trail from the lake then down to new brighton.
No snow at the lake

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Hi,

I'm curious how easy the trail is to follow from Camp Artaban to Gambier Lake. I have multiple times gone from New Brighton to the Lake and back and I am interested in changing it up. Since there are no new maps available from the Conservancy I am trying to gather as much information so I avoid heading up the wrong road etc. much appreciated
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Hi,

Looking to do the same route you did mazeGirl and I'm wondering if anyone on this thread can give me information about the route heading to Gambier Lake from Camp Artaban. I have done it from New Brighton to the Lake and back but never from Camp Artaban. Is it clearly indicated where to go? I'd hate to go and go up a wrong road and have to back track etc. Gambier Conservancy does not have any new maps so no information coming from there. Much appreciated.
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Wow! Awesome trip report! I've never been to Gambier Island in my life, at least not yet! That looks like quite an adventure. I just returned from Manning Park a few hours ago, and your island adventure surprised me. There is no sign of any snow at all! I agree with Karl, those packs look like you're doing the West Coast Trail or something much longer. Looks like a well experienced group with a taste for adventure!


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