High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.
Thought provoking. Joffre was a an early rough and tough push through the bush when we first went there in 1974. There was no park, the road was a gravel industrial FSR used sparingly to get to Lillooet and the trail? It was a thick, brushy mountaineers' goat path that took a 1/2 day to reach the third lake. I still love the place but it has turned into a museum piece, kind of a living post card for all the 'Gram crowd.
When we drove past the Joffre lot last monday, seeing over 100 cars, shuttle busses and lord knows how many people, we were delighted knowing we were heading elsewhere. 25 minutes later we parked our SUV as far up Blowdown FSR as we could go and hiked up to the lake and Gotcha peak. We didn't see one other person the whole day. So, for those of us that get out there for reasons other than the 'Gram, I guess there is still much to be thankful for.