Part I of III
2004-August-22I 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.
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.
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.
On the left hand side of the trail we saw avalanche slopes.
Very soon we crossed Crystal Creek. This creek drains Twin Lakes.
Then we reached a fork. The left fork goes to Twin Lakes. The right one leads to the now abandoned Hurley Silver Mine
Besides the Lower Barkley Valley we saw some meadows. Meadows are an excellent source of food for wildlife.