Galene Lakes
Hope Lookout
Hozomeen Lake
Wells Peak
Galene Lakes

Back to the Skagit Valley.  We visited this place one week ago but this time we were on the Canadian side.  We started really early in the morning and our journey started on Chittenden Bridge (long time ago it used to be a logging road)

100-0011_IMG.JPG (63198 bytes)

After you cross the bridge there is a Self-Guiding Interpretive Trail called Chittenden Meadow

100-0013_IMG.JPG (45876 bytes)

This is a beautiful meadow with wild flowers, prairie grasses, ponderosa pine and mosquitoes (a lot of them)

100-0016_IMG.JPG (48753 bytes)

But this time we were trying to reach Galene Lakes.  This trail is unmaintained and in very poor condition.

100-0021_IMG.JPG (60154 bytes)

The first half of the trail is still "hikeable"

100-0022_IMG.JPG (85626 bytes)

But as I say before, this trail is not longer used and the forest is slowing covering the trail.  This trail used to be very popular 15 years ago.  In this point we were supposed to find a bridge.  Well, the bridge was gone.

100-0029_IMG.JPG (122541 bytes)

As you know, I am stubborn by nature and somehow I found a route to cross the creek.

100-0030_IMG.JPG (119828 bytes)

But then, 15 minutes later we reached the creek and the trail was gone.  You can see some flags on the distance but the creek destroyed some parts of the trail and a chainsaw is needed if you want to continue.

100-0033_IMG.JPG (83111 bytes)

We did half of the trail but we didn't feel disappointed, now I have a more profound respect for the Nature and I got a reminder that we must treat our planet as a part of us.

map.jpg (47670 bytes)

Round trip: 410 km (256 miles)

Contact me    Books    Copyrights