Joffre Lakes 18/07/08

Merewyn at Joffre Lakes:
“Andy, Maria, Andrew, Darcy and I had a fantastic weekend up at Joffre Lakes. Arriving at the Joffre campsite on Friday, we managed to snag lake-front property. We spent most of that first afternoon exploring and swimming. Day two, we scrambled up past the lake to the col between Tszil Peak and Taylor Mountain before dangerous-looking snow patches made us break for lunch instead of continuing. The trail to the col is fairly straightforward though there are some sections of ridge walking and large boulder scrambling that made a few of us who are scared of heights quake a bit in our boots and made even the climber in our group a bit nervous at times. But what a payoff – views of Two Goat Ridge, mountains as far as the eye can see, and even a lovely glacial pool to jump in before heading back down to Joffre. One piece of advice, visit Joffre Lakes during the week if you can as the tent village exploded on Saturday/Sunday. We had to shoo away a few inexperienced campers who were about to cook right in front of our tents but otherwise we weren’t too bothered by the invasion.”

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