Dennett Lake 25/07/09

Stacey at Dennett Lake
“Brian, Erin, Justin, Maya, Michal, and Stacey hiked up to Dennett Lake on Saturday. The trail head starts about 5 minutes up an old logging road. The trail climbs fairly steadily upwards until Munro Lake, and was mostly under tree cover which provided protection from the hot sun. We got a bit confused in our directions once at Munro Lake – 103 Hikes shows the trail heading around the west side of the first lake – we took a wrong turn and started following an old creek bed that may have been part of the Village-Lake Trail, then after back tracking, we took what we thought was the correct trail around the lake but the markers were sparse, we had to do some bushwacking and the ground was quite wet. After persevering and following the lake around, we did eventually find a sign for Dennett Lake. There’s actually a junction a few minutes before this sign that takes you on a path between the first and second lakes, I recommend taking this as it was super fast, easy and dry and meets up with the spot where the trail initially comes out at the lake. The hike up to Dennett from here took about an hour and was muddy and wet in sections (no snow though) and a few of us got mud soaked up to our ankles. There’s a great viewpoint near Dennett Lake looking back down towards Munro Lake. Dennett Lake was AMAZING and GREAT for swimming in! Not too cold and very refreshing. We hung out there for almost an hour, and on the way down got caught in the huge thunder, lightning, and rain storm! Cool! Overall great hike, we were all smiles. Oh, and apparently there was a black bear on the trail according to another hiker we talked to at the end, but we didn’t come across it.”

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