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Mount Whymper from Vista Lake # 7108

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Date: 2005.07.31
Vantage Point: From Arnica Lake Trail

Caption: From Vista Lake Mount Whymper looms across Vermilion Pass.

PhotoDescr: On the second day of the August Long Weekend 2005 (the first two days of which fell in July), I led a group from a mountain club up the Arnica Lake Trail. Our original plans to hike the Paradise Valley Loop were scuttled when we fell one member short of the required group of six. While waiting around for nearly an hour at the Paradise Creek trailhead for someone to augment our numbers, we picked Arnica Lake as our alternative.

The Arnica Lake Trail starts with a discouraging 120 m descent to Vista Lake before ascending the other side of the Altrude Creek Valley toward Arnica Lake.

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