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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-31-2017, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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I am going to be in Pemberton in early June and was wondering about the local hotsprings. I was wondering if they are as overcrowded as some of the local hiking trails. (such as Joffre Lakes)
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The Skookumchuck (Tsek) hot springs can be horribly crowded in summer. Shouldn't be many (if any) people there during the week right now.

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Last I looked, they seemed pretty quiet.

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As for Sloquet, it won't be crowded right now, but snow on the access road might be a problem. By June the hordes might have arrived. Pebble Creek (Keyhole) might have a few people at it, if the road is open. I don't know the status of it.

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I wouldn't bet on Pebble Creek. Miss-use of the area last year led to wildlife conflicts, and the area was closed to public access because a sow grizzly and cubs had discovered the easy-pickings. Bears don't forget where they get food, and as likely as not the sow will return looking for freebies with her cubs next spring. I would expect the conservation officers will leave it closed for another year unless there are clear indications the bears have moved on...

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I like the idea of Pebble creek. I guess I will have to wait until next June to see if the grizzly is still hanging around.
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Pebble is nice. Try to go mid-week. We occasionally post updates on
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Meager Creek is very nice, but it's a long hike, plus the last ~4-6km of access road is 4WD only. Sloquet is very nice too, but crowded on weekends because of easy access. Keyhole / Pebble creek are small. Skookumchuck are just plastic tubs. Pitt River are difficult and/or expensive to get to. August Jacobs are very small and nice, but good luck getting there.
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I'm hoping to do Joffre Lakes next weekend. I'm wondering if there is still snow on the trail. It's looking grim for hitting some hot springs what with Keyhole being closed. Does anyone have any other suggestions of things to see and do at this time of year.
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I'm hoping to do Joffre Lakes next weekend. I'm wondering if there is still snow on the trail.
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Anyone up to date on the condition of the road into Sloquet hot springs from Pemberton. Also how well marked is it.
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Anyone up to date on the condition of the road into Sloquet hot springs from Pemberton. Also how well marked is it.
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Hiked Joffre on Friday June 1st. The trail was clear up to the plateau of the 3rd lake. I could see a lot of tents across the lake. Also visited Sloquet Hot springs on saturday. Road in was rough as hell but nothing that slow speed wouldn't cure.
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Hiked Joffre on Friday June 1st. The trail was clear up to the plateau of the 3rd lake. I could see a lot of tents across the lake. Also visited Sloquet Hot springs on saturday. Road in was rough as hell but nothing that slow speed wouldn't cure.
That's a brilliant place to be tenting at this time of year. Nothing like sleeping below avalanche chutes while the snow goes iso.
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That's a brilliant place to be tenting at this time of year. Nothing like sleeping below avalanche chutes while the snow goes iso.
Yeah we were thinking that. I would think they would post warnings on the Joffre Lake website. They warned about icy trails and closed parking lots.
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I vaguely recall there being a sign up there which said something to the effect of "DON'T CAMP HERE YOU'LL DIE", but I haven't been up to the campground since 2014.

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