John Guilford's Hikes
Heart Lake, Ladysmith, B.C. on 2018-04-19
Location: Heart Lake, Ladysmith, B.C.
People: (including myself): Pam
Trailhead: 2:30 300 0
Stone Stairs: 2:50 400 1
Heart Lake: 3:30 1200 2
Logging Road: 4:00 1250 2.3
Holland Creek: 4:40 400 4.5
Stone Stairs: 5:00 400 5
Trailhead: 5:20 300 6
We hiked the same route as we had the previous year. The weather
started off with high clouds and flat light, but by the time we
got to the lake, it cleared a bit with blue skies and puffy clouds.
Twenty minutes from the start we arrived at the "stone stairs" and
started climbing straight up the hillside. Another half hour
brought us to the overlook which we skipped this time due to an obviously
angry man yelling into his cell phone at the overlook.
Not long after that we arrived at the lake which was prettier this
time (in the sun) than it had been the previous year (in the rain).
We headed around the lake to the right. In a number of low places
it was filled with water, and we had to go around a bit.
The worst was after we got out on the logging road when the
puddle was so large we had to make a sizeable detour through
the slash before returning to the road.
With the recent rainy weather, there were quite a number of
little creeks and cascades coming down the hillside.
John at Heart Lake.
Cloud reflections in Heart Lake.
Trail side creek between the "stone stairs" and the trailhead.
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Last updated on: Fri, Oct 5, 2018 5:03:11 PM