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Red Heather Hut #128
Type: Building_Shelter Elevation: 1390 m (4560 ft)
Location:   49.76271,-123.03807     49:45:46, -123:02:17   10U 497258 5512249
(17 km N of Mountain Lake). (8 km E of Brackendale). (9 km NW of Alpen Mountain).


Located just west of the Elfin lakes summer road as you enter the alpine. If you zoom in to 10m accuracy on satellite view, you can clearly see the green roof of the hut. Run by BC Provincial Parks.

This warming hut shelter is a typical stopping point for dozens of people on any given weekend, and it is often hard to get space at the 2 picnic tables. It is not intended as an overnight destination, but could sleep 8 in emergency situation. Facilities include woodstove, outhouse and a propane burner, and two large picnic tables. (No sleeping bunks or loft). The tent pads near the hut were dismantled by BC Parks several years ago, and summer camping in the area is not permitted.

Access: Typically accessed by skiing up the Elfin Lakes trail.
Red Heather Hut

Bulletins
2011.11.07 Robin Tivy - Adjusted lat-long of hut according to satellite view
We made the traditional stop at the hut on the way back down to the cars. Everything is in top shape. No-one had started the woodstove, but there was a huge pile of firewood stacked at the back, outside which will be used all winter. I corrected the Lat-long of the hut. If you click "Topo map" and then switch to satellite view, and zoom way in to "10m" you can clearly see the green roof of the hut. While inside, you can see the ground between the cracks of the floor boards, reminding you its not intended for overnight use. See Trip Report
2004.08.03 Mike Huang - Red Heather Camp is closed for Camping
Signs on parking lot and the door of the shelter, but the door still unlock.

Trip Reports
32 2020.04.02 Diamond Head Ski amid COVID-19 Robin Tivy
44 2018.01.20 Elfin Hut via Winter Ski Route Robin Tivy
51 2017.05.06 Traverse of Atwell Peak - Up East Face down Siberian Express with skis Ryan Allderman
54 2016.01.10 Spire Peaks - Super Couloir from Diamond Head Parking Lot Ryan Allderman
51 2012.12.08 The Gargoyles and Columnar on Skis Dominique Goineau
49 2012.11.25 The Gargoyles Ski Trip (Diamond Head) Robin Tivy
45 2011.11.06 Diamond Head - Standard Summer Route Robin Tivy
80 2009.05.30 Mamquam Marathon via Elfin Lakes Fred Touche
53 2007.09.08 Brohm Ridge - Garibaldi/Dalton Dome - Elfin Lakes traverse in summer Bram van Straaten
32 2006.06.29 Summer Skiing on Diamond Head Klaus Haring
51 2006.05.14 Garibaldi Neve Traverse - Waypoints South to North Route Robin Tivy
79 2006.05.11 Backbone of Garibaldi Park: McBride Ski Traverse Robin Tivy
59 2006.05.11 McBride Traverse - Diamond Head to Whistler - Route Description Route Robin Tivy
48 2006.05.11 Traverses of Terror: Diamond Head to Whistler via the McBride Range Sandra McGuinness
39 2004.11.28 Diamond Head (Little Diamond Head) on Skis Greg Jones
50 2003.05.10 Blue Skies On The Garibaldi Neve Paul Baker
36 2003.04.05 Garibaldi Neve in a Day (Solo Trip) James Floyer
58 2002.06.08 Not Atwell Peak Again! Fred Touche
55 2001.03.23 Garibaldi Neve Traverse...The Ideal Trip! Justin Bennett
60 1998.04.02 The 1998 Garibaldi Neve Traverse: Cold, Confusion and Clouded Judgement Steve Grant
70 1987.08.01 Garibaldi - Into the Wilderness Randy Stoltmann

Placename Photos
5 Powder Isn't Just for Skiers Andrew Wong
5 Powder ski day at Diamond Head Mary Hearnden