Part I of III
This place is like a magnet for me. Unfortunately the road condition continues to deteriorate. Last year I was able to drive until the pass but usually the snow completely melts at the end of June.
On your left, over the ridge is the trail to Gott Peak.
This place has limited Ranger and Stein Valley Warden patrols, if you are planning to visit this place you must be self-sufficient and prepared for all eventualities
The rugged terrain across the trail lengthened our amount of travel time required. I heard that in winter, you can cross-country all the way up to the pass in less than 6 hours. With snowshoes those 15 km (10 miles) are a real nightmare.
The transition from the dry interior to the wetter Coastal Mountains, plus the large elevational gradient, has resulted in very diverse vegetation communities within the park
I couldn't distract myself from the beauty of the surroundings.
A view of Blowdown Lake. One of the reasons of visiting this lake at this time of the year was to avoid summer bugs.
Finally we reached the pass. I think that the road should somehow be closed at the lake to stop the damage being done by irresponsible yahoos driving 4x4s or ATVs around the meadows