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Part III
Twin Lakes
Part I of III
2004-August-22
I had a change of plans after a much needed rain was falling on the Lower Mainland.  Like last year, I returned to Twin Lakes

The rain was not deterrent to do the hike, after leaving the logging road we covered the first 5 kilometres in less than 70 minutes.  Very soon we arrived to the remains of a settlement from the 1960s.

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In this area there is a relatively new hut maintained by a local snowmobile club.  This was the perfect place for lunch.  I don't care about the rain but chicken doesn't taste the same when is wet.

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After the short break, we continued climbing gently on the way to Twin Lakes.  If you look carefully, you will see a tiny line delineating the trail on the background mountain.

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On the left hand side of the trail we saw avalanche slopes.

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Very soon we crossed Crystal Creek.  This creek drains Twin Lakes.

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Then we reached a fork.  The left fork goes to Twin Lakes.  The right one leads to the now abandoned Hurley Silver Mine

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Besides the Lower Barkley Valley we saw some meadows.  Meadows are an excellent source of food for wildlife.

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Lower Barkley Valley

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