Garibaldi Lake - Trail Conditions
It's Trail Tuesday! This post: Spring adventuring at Garibaldi Lake.
This is an incredible place to visit any month of the year. Due to the low snowpack and warm May weather, the Garibaldi Lake trail from Rubble Creek is already fully melted out up the km6 mark, with patchy snow for the next km or so, then hard packed snow for the remaining trip to the lake. It's about a month ahead of last year.
The lake is still frozen, with gorgeous pools of turquoise water opening up at the shoreline. With about 4-6ft of snow around the campground, you'll want to bring a shovel to dig out a tent platform.
You won't need snowshoes to get to the lake, but boots + gators should be on your feet for sure. I saw all kinds of people sporting their beach wear and fishing rods heading up the trail, who were going to be in for a surprise.
I decided to rock the solo adventure.. it was really peaceful + beautiful, as it always is here. I suspect it'll just be a few more weeks until all of the snow is gone from the trail. I think we're in for a super long alpine hiking season this year. I can't wait.