Outdoor Vancouver

Joffre Lakes Hike & Nairn Falls Camping

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If you're popping by my blog to check hear about the conditions of the trail for Joffre lakes with the snow because you're interested in doing it, I have two pieces of advice for you: 1. DO IT 2. BRING BOOTS OR SHOES WITH GRIP. I did the hike my nike runners with zero grip and was either skiing down in my runners or bailing, exactly 14 times on the way on the way down to be precise (surprisingly no bruising today, weeooooop!). It took us 4 hours round trip to get to upper Joffre lake which was still 90% frozen over. We passed a few people on the way up who warned us about the lake and they had fallen in (to their knees), so just be careful on how far out you go out, it was really warm up top so the snow is melting fast. If you plan to hike this only once this year I'd recommend doing it later in the season is you want to see the Kool-Aid blue water. The snow is stunning but that glacier water is something else. If y

Squamish Hike | First Peak, The Chief

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Not sure why, but whenever I hiked the chief in the past I always bypassed the first peak and went to either the second or third peak. I wasn't sure if my dog Jack could handle the obstacles required to get to second and third peak so played it safe and did the first peak. As you can see, the views are just as incredible. :)