Rainbow Lake 30/08/08

Carollyne at Rainbow Lake:
“Seven of us enjoyed each others company on the hike to Rainbow Lake. The trail is in great shape, with the exception of a few mud holes – one large enough to nearly swallow one of our hikers, and after 2 p.m. we had the trail to ourselves. The trail crosses creeks several times with well-constructed bridges, gives views of waterfalls and mountains along the way, and becomes a boardwalk going through meadows – no longer in bloom, but beautiful anyway. When we arrived at the lake for lunch, it was a bit cold, breezy and overcast, but thanks to Donna’s suggestion, we had a further goal – to try to find a trail branch with a glacier viewpoint. We weren’t sure whether to aim for Hanging Lake or Rainbow Mtn, but after looking at the map and Erez’s GPS, we decided to head for Rainbow Mtn, at least until we ran out of time. We never saw a glacier, but the boulder-strewn mountain/meadow vistas were by far the best part of the hike for those who had the energy to get there. This area is worth at least an overnighter to enjoy, and we were very sad to leave. A 5-minute hailstorm once we were in our cars and great burgers in Whistler were some consolation.”

Rainbow Lake Group

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