After the bus loop I found the entrance toward the gondola. A big sign say not to hike or bike but you have the right to continue to walk on the left side toward the beginning of the Singing Pass Trail higher up. The sign intention seem to be to hold people from walking and wondering around the ski slopes and gondola pillars. After 10min walk there's a huge concrete water tanker on the left and a green sign which show the beginning of the Singing Pass trail. (Another sign mentioned that all hikes should go in that direction, which confirmed the right to be there..). The trail is wide and easy. There's what seem to be a landslide few kilometer up. A muddy slope must be climb down and then up, there's a small rope for those who needs it. Few threes are blocking the way at Harmony creek, I've choose to cross the creek below those obstacles. Its straight forward up to the Musical Bump trail sign. I've found easier to walk with snowshoes from 1700m and up. Signs of bears along the trail and some footprints which look like a big cat (and group by two like a rabbit) for some distance past the Musical Bump sign. I've blow my annoying whistle at regular interval to feel safer as I was solo. (No new footprints on the way back). It look like its a nice place for back country skiing around this point (1-2km before the merge with Musical Bumps and higher in the alpine) [photo]IMG_3211.jpg[caption]Nice snow slopes around the junction of Singing Pass Trail and Musical Bump Trail[/photo]
Then I've used my GPS to track my way toward Russet Lake. The view is quite amazing as soon as we hit the alpine.
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