Elfin Lakes, a Small Paradise in the Mountains
This post shows some of the photos of an overnight backpack hike that I took with my friends to Elfin Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park, BC, Canada last Sunday (July 21-22). I have been there before but this is the first time I took photos with tripod (meaning: seriously). The 22km-return trail is in good condition, but very buggy. A well-equipped shelter at the destination is the best thing on this trail. The lakes (there are two) are just small tarns at an elevation of about 1400m below two prominent 2600+m peaks. They were discovered in the 1940s by some Norwegian immigrants to be an ideal location for a winter sport lodge. Now the lakes are part of a provincial park and are probably the most popular hiking destination near Vancouver. A new campground was recently built by the lakes, which (as shown below) offers a stunning mountain view to campers.