Garibaldi Lake hike

Sunday, August 25th, 2013 :: 11:55 am

Last week a couple of friends and I made last minute plans to head up to Garibaldi Lake. The recommended hike was rated as intermediate with a 820m total elevation gain and an estimate of 5 hours to complete. The drive itself from Vancouver was just under 2 hours.

I haven’t hiked this long since my trip to Peru on the Inca Quarry Trail, so the distance was moderately challenging, minus the altitude factor. It was quite an enjoyable hike, but prepared to spend more time than what they estimate for stopovers and photo ops along the way! We walked the recommended loop through Taylor Meadows, took a small detour midway to Panorama Ridge, then down to the lake and back, taking us a total of around 7.5 hours.

Beautiful lake – the weather was cloudy/foggy, with some short spurts of sunny breaks in between, which was perfect. Glad that the weather turned out much better than the forecasted rain!

Garibaldi Lake Hike

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Garibaldi Lake Hike

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Garibaldi Lake Hike

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Garibaldi Lake Hike

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4km in, reaching the clouds

Garibaldi Lake Hike

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Garibaldi Lake Hike

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Grey Jay

Grey Jay

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Garibaldi Lake Hike

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Starting to see a bit of flowers

Purple Lupin

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Morning Dew

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Morning Dew

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Purple Lupin

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Indian Paintbrush

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Garibaldi Lupin

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Reaching Taylor Meadows – can totally imagine it being filled with flowers

Garibaldi Lake Hike - Taylor Meadows

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Garibaldi Lake Hike Creek

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Garibaldi Lake Hike Creek

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Garibaldi Lake Hike Creek

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Our first glimpse of Garibaldi Lake!

Garibaldi Lake

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Beautiful blues

Garibaldi Lake

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Garibaldi Lake Hike

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Garibaldi Lake

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Destination acquired – taking a short break on the bridge

Garibaldi Lake

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Garibaldi Lake

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Garibaldi Lake

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Look at those amazing colours!

Garibaldi Lake

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Garibaldi Lake

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Garibaldi Lake

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Glaciers in the distance

Garibaldi Lake Glaciers

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Garibaldi Lake

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Garibaldi Lake Hike Trail

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Garibaldi Lake

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Curious chipmunks

Chipmunk

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Looking down at The Barrier – gorgeous panorama

Garibaldi Barrier

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Chipmunk

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Garibaldi Barrier

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Garibaldi Lake Hike

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2 Responses to “Garibaldi Lake hike”

  1. Kat Says:

    Amazing I can’t believe hiking on a cloudy day can look really pretty!!!

  2. a70 Says:

    Kat: Actually, photos look prettiest and best under cloudy skies!

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