High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.
My first trip to Joffre was some 40 years ago when the Duffey was a nasty, gravel logging road and Joffre trail was not more than a mountaineering path. We hiked it with caulk (spiked) loggers boots, it was ugly and it took all day. Parking for my 1970 Rambler Ambassador was a wide spot in the road. At that time Joffre was not even a protected area, let alone a park. As it evolved into a park owing to its unique natural beauty and prominent glacier, It had to expand, it needed to expand. Parking and pit toilets with it. You're right, more needs to be done about that.
Truth be told, BC has grown a lot since then and demand for outdoor recreation has grown with it. I'm totally fine with that. People like us on CT can always venture further afield to Tenquille, Oak creek, Marriott, Semaphore, Cerise, Meagher, Downton etc., etc. However, citizens want and should have more general access trails/parks and maybe it's time to bring other places into the mix, like Rohr Lake where access from the main road is not too far.
Curiously, some of the best winter hikes my wife and I have every year are at Joffre. Microspikes/snowshoes in hand there's often not a soul around, especially mid week
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