On June 5th 2020 I completed my fifth hike of the year. This hike was to Glacier Lake. The 16.9 km long and 870 metre of elevation gain hike to boom lake is on a well maintained trail mostly through a luscious forest.
About 1 km along the trail there is a bridge that crossed the North Saskatchewan River. The waters are a beautiful turquoise blue. After another 1 km or so you come to a pair of red chairs with a beautiful overlook of the Howse River valley.
After a quick break at the chairs the trail follows the river flat and then climbs up along a creek. There are numerous rivers crossings on privative log bridges.
As you begin the descent from the summit watch for signs on the trees and look to your right to see a tree blazed to commemorate the 1928 Topographical Survey, which was completed by Morrison Bridgland.
At the lake there is a campsite with a historic hut, a place for a campfire, and some picnic benches. I had some lunch here before returning to my car. The hike took me a total of 4 hours to do the return trip. This area is prime bear territory between July and August, due to berries along the river, so be sure to bring bear spray, an air horn, and a knife.
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Yesterday I had the opportunity to go on a trip of a lifetime with my mom. We took a chartered flight on a Canadian North Boeing 737-300 from Calgary to Churchill, Manitoba. The flight was 2 1/2 hours and during the flight we were served a hot breakfast and learned about Polarbears and what we would experience today. When we landed in Churchill we boarded school buses for a quick 15 minute drive to where the Tundra Buggy launch site was. We boarded the warm, cozy, and spacious Tundra Buggy’s and spent the rest of the day looking for Polarbears and other wildlife. We saw white, red, and silver foxes, a few bird species, and of course Polarbears. Lunch was served onboard the Tundra Buggies, a delicious home made vegetable soup with a selection of sandwiches; I chose Montreal smoked meat. It was starting to get dark at around 4pm, so we head back towards the Tundra Buggy launch site, boarded the school buses and drove into Churchill to explore the town for an hour before boarding the plane back home. On the flight home we were served chicken cordon bleu and a selection of spirits; I had red wine.
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