Back again to one of my favourite places, Lightning Lakes. If you want to
remember how this place looks in Summer click
The road was quite icy but not very difficult to drive.
In tourist terms this place is complete opposite to Whistler, you can practice
all winter sports but so far in winter I only know two tourist guide companies
bringing people here (the other one is me), please correct me if I am wrong
During late fall, winter and early spring, all backcountry trails are not
maintained or patrolled. Instead of following the normal trail, we walked
on the lake.
At this time of the year, you can only visit Lightning Lake and its
neighbour, Flash Lake
Lightning Lake is a very good lake for fishing trout. I saw a hole on
the ice. In early spring you can see a lot of bear activity.
Hopefully I am planning to be there.
After we crossed Rainbow Bridge we started the other half of Lightning Lake
In this part of the lake we were greeted by Grey Jays. Some people call
them "Camp Robber" because of their ability to steal food from
We crossed a small coniferous forest before we can reach Flash Lake
At the end of Flash lake there is a short trail for the third lake and fourth
lake. At this time of the year you may go under your own risk, the
avalanche risk after Flash lake is quite high.
There is no charge to use the marked snowshoe trails but you will be yell if you
dare to use your snowshoes on x-country trails.
Roundtrip from Vancouver: 455 km (281 miles)