However, we were able to compromise, with Russet Lake and Overlord Mountain as a suitable set of objectives.
The Singing Pass Trail is convenient in that it begins in downtown Whistler. For us, this meant taking the early morning bus from Qualicum Beach (Vancouver Island) to Nanaimo, and then the ferry across to Horseshoe Bay. From there we caught the Greyhound up to Whistler. For those coming from Vancouver the Greyhound would be all that is required to get to Whistler. Despite the number of transfers, this is actually a pretty time efficient way to get to Whistler, especially as walk-ons to the ferry do not require a reservation.
Once in Whistler, we failed to blend in with the locals (not many heavily backpacked tourists in downtown), had a piece of overpriced pizza, and headed for the trailhead a little after 2 PM.
Day 1: Whistler to Russet Lake
Weather: Partly sunny with high clouds, warm
The start of the Singing Pass Trail is on the bus loop along Blackcomb Way, just before the bridge over Fitzsimmons Creek. While there is a BC Parks sign here, the feeling of wilderness leaves something to be desired. [photo]01_Trailstart.jpg[caption]BC Parks sign at the start of the Singing Pass Trail. Photo from Google Maps[/photo]
As luck would have it, we were in Whistler during the run up to the yearly BMX bike competition, and were... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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