With more hikes closed for the season, it was time to do some exploratory trips. I have been intrigued by Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park for a while and today was the perfect day to do a day trip over there.Nestled among lodgepole pine, spruce and fir, Lac Le Jeune Park appeals to campers and anglers seeking an easily-accessible getaway spot.
The park offers a diverse assortment of recreational activities including swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and nature appreciation. The 240' fishing wharf is provided for physically challenged anglers.David, this is for you. Lac Le Jeune is famous for its rainbow trout fish, an average size of 1.5 kgs. Let me know if you want to do some ice fishing during the winter season.
The park sees high use during the summer season. If you are looking for solitude, fall is the ideal season.
Around the lake there is a trail called "Gus Johnson Trail" open to hiking, bicycling and cross-country skiing but closed to motorized use. In some places you cross private property, some of the houses are really beautiful but for such beautiful place others are too ugly that should be burned them out
In summer, Due to its elevation, at 1,280 metres, the weather is cooler, a welcome relief from the desert conditions of the valleys to north and south.
The park is used for informal cross-country skiing in the winter and connects to the Stake Lake Ski Trail system. Stake Lake provides over 45 km of trails.
There is plentiful wildlife viewing opportunities around the lake, forest and wetlands.
Moose, deer and bears can be seen in this vicinity. Unfortunately, last year three bears had to be destroyed because they became habituated to eating food and garbage left out by careless campers.
After three hours I completed the route. I wasn't in a hurry.
With still a couple of hours of daylight, I did one of my most enjoyable activities, sleep.
But, after maybe 30 minutes I was waked up by an annoying squirrel
I don't like you Juan!
Gus Johnson Trail: 8 km
Round trip: 626 km (391.25 miles)