Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Interest: You name it.
If you don't mind the snow, you may want to check out Elfin Lakes. Rent some showshoes at MEC and head up to Red Heather Medows Cabin, 5KM, and spend the night. Next day head to Elfin Lakes, 6KM, and stay in the cabin, or just do the 11KM the first day. From there you can explore the Gargoils, Opel Cone, Mamquam Lake and much more.
There are tent sites at both places, or you can sleep in the Cabins. The cabin at Red Heather is a cold one, and a tent may be warmer. The cabin at Elfin Lakes is awsome, if you don't mind "Dorm" type quarters.
Some things to consider:
Check the Avalanche Bulitin for the area.
Bring Sunglasses and Sunscreen.
We were up there last year about the time you want to go, and I learned a valuable lessen. We had sunscreen in our packs, were wearing shorts and short sleeve shirts. We didn't feel the sun cooking us. By the time we arrived to Elfin Lakes, my face was purple and swolen. My nose was so burnt, that it was cracking and bleeding. We were all very very burnt. It will never happen to me again.
Another trip, leisure no elevation, which would also include snow, but has the reward of tenting next to a natural hotspring is another option. Let me know if you want the details.
Keep on Trekking,