The last part of August is typically the busiest time for hiking in Strathcona Park as the weather is usually reliably sunny. Participants enjoyed a Strathcona Wilderness Institute guided hike to Hairtrigger Lake last Sunday, with many photo opportunities.
Whiskey Jacks came to visit during lunch at the lake.
Around the lake are views of all the mountains to the south & west.
The red rocks of Strata Mountain stand out against the background of Mt Albert Edward, Mt Regan and Jutland Mountain.
The Comox District Mountaineering Club had several more ambitious hikes into Strathcona Park recently.
Destinations have included a one-day trip to the Comox Glacier , Mt. Myra near the south end of Buttle Lake, and Crest Mountain towards Gold River.
Lots of beautiful scenery on all the trips – thanks Tim for the photos from the Mt Myra hike!
A hiking group from Probus did the Forbidden Traverse over several days last week.
Some late-blooming Prince’s-pine , also called pipsissewa, was on the trail.
Among the abundant berries are the tiny fruits of five-leaved bramble. Thanks Marrilynn for the photos!