It was hot all week, and forecasted hotter for the weekend, so we planned a trip where there would be some lakes or tarns for swimming. Our original idea was to make a loop, up to the Rohr-Rancherie col then over Rancherie, Oblate, and Wishbone, then down to the Wishbone-Academy col and from there, drop down to the Wendy Thompson hut and hike out the trail. But upon study of the positions of lakes, we decided to do it in reverse, and start at the north end.
We set out from Vancouver on Friday afternoon at about 4:00 PM. Our plan was to go for a swim at Brohm Lake then camp somewhere up by Pemberton, and thus get an early start on the trail. The traffic through downtown Vancouver and over the bridge was horrendous as we expected, almost grid lock. But an hour later we were rolling up highway 99 and arrived at my favorite swimming lake at Brohm Lake Recreation Site. The parking lot was packed, but since it was 6:00PM there was a certain turnover and so we soon got a spot. We swam up and down the edge of the lake, then headed north. We cooked dinner at the rec site at Brandywine Falls, then proceeded north checking out various camping possibilities. The campground at Nairn Falls Campground was full as I think it always is in summer. So we proceeded north through... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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