Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summer hike to Elfin Lakes

Late summer in the Garibaldi National Park (East of Squamish, BC), and yet a hike to the Elfin Lakes took me deep in the mountains and amidst a paradise of snow!

A glimpse of the Howe Sound from Garibaldi FSR:

One of the Elfin Lakes, partially defrosted, with the Elfin hut behind and a cloud-obscured Diamond Head on the right:

In front of one of the Elfin Lakes, the hut behind me:

Time for some deserved relaxation:

Hiking up to the Gargoyles, north of Elfin Lakes:

Looking East from the summit of the Gargoyles:
Diamond Head:

The summit of the Gargoyles:

A deep mountain sunset from Elfin hut:
The temperamental nature of mountain weather - the Elfin hut barely visible under cloud cover:

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