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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Default Day hike alpine meadows? suggestions...

Wondering what the BEST suggestion is to get to Alpine meadows (with a view would be a BONUS). Probably looking at max 5 hours return for this group who are very reluctant hikers..but hoping once they get the wow of a meadow they'd be more inclined to hit the trails. We have done lower Seymour. Suggestions? Thank you
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in what area?

Sea-to-sky: Brandywine meadows (look in 103 hikes or on this site)
Manning Park: Heather trail (look on BC Parks website)

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ah yes I forgot to mention area...we are closest to Cypress/Grouse? Golden Ears/ etc. Not sure how far I can convince them to drive and then walk.
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Brandywine would be great too...hmmm just not sure theyd be up for the drive.
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If you want meadows, you gotta do some driving. Elfin Lakes is one option that's not as far as some. You don't have to go all the way to the lakes to enjoy it. If they don't appreciate that view...
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Mount Seymour only as far as Pump Peak.
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thank you all. Are there ANy meadows along the Dilly Dally? I am wondering if the trail to Lindsay Lake is easy to find? Form some other posts it sounds like it may be hard to find. Wouldn't want to get lost with my kids.
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Dilly dally and Lindsay lake are hard hikes with lots of elevation gain. Also 5 hours is not enough time. Might want to try searching the trails section and find hikes that fit the distance, elevation gain, and time requirements you have in mind. Then search for trip reports.

Heather trail is by far the easiest alpine trail

Might Try Diez Vista to the first outlook and back?, no alpine but pretty much everything is dead now anyways.
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thank you Kaedyn for the input! I was wondering about those elevation gains. Diez Vista may do, we have done that before.
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If you can drive a bit, Brandywine has to be one of the most easily accessible meadows, and well worth the visit.
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The most straight forward hike to a meadow would be up to the Red Heather area on the hike up to Elfin Lakes in the Diamond Head area of Garibaldi Park. It will take you about an hour and a half to hike up to Red Heather meadows.

One hike I really enjoy is up to "Tricouni Lake". You start at Highway 99 at the bridge across the Cheakamus River at Garibaldi, and then go up the highest point of the Chance Creek and Tricouni Branch road system.

From the top road, it is only about a half hour hike up to the meadows, and from there, another half hour or so to Tricouni Lake; gorgeous.
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