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I enjoy hiking and gold panning so most of my pictures will have either of these interests mixed into them. I know I need a better camera because some of these pictures are so bad, but I mainly take the pictures because I find the location interesting. Ron

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Horribly misplaced, as many pointed out. Don't geotag photos when you don't have a clue how to use maps

This picture was taken looking towards the North end of Stave lake from a bluff. I was heading for the ridge leading to Mt Robbie Reed on this hike and really only made it to about 1800 ft ASL before turning around. After climbing up a fairly steep cliff from the lake shore directly to the East the rest of the hike was very easy since the forest canopy had blocked out most of the potential for brush growth. There are no trails here but the under story is wide open and easy to navigate with very few windfalls. As usual I would suggest bringing a GPS as the potential to get lost here is really high.

It is a rough hike due to the lack of trails so using gators to protect your shins in low brush is a must. The Corkers are just spikes for your foot gear so that you can stand on any slippery log and still have traction. I also usually bring a GPS when I hike just because it's easy to lose ones way when you can only see the forest around you. I docked my Canoe at 49 21 59 N 122 35 56 and headed towards the foot of the stream that comes from the lake. There are cliffs along the way that actually do not show up on Google Earth because they are only 15-25 feet high but still they need to be skirted around. Again, without a GPS I would have got lost on the way back. There's weird stuff in that forest, probably from the old days when there was logging.

i never saw the deer until i connected my camera to my computer...it was a great surprise...crazy things

This is the typical condition of the Mount Robbie Reid trail as of Sept 2012. There are no forks in the trail until 49 23 37.7N 122 19 30.8W at which point this will be your last chance for water for a while and the other fork is where the trail to Mount Robbie Reid starts to climb.

The trailhead to the Mount Robbie Reid hike starts here, just a few feet to the right of the gravel pile, where the flagging is, the trail is well defined and in good shape as of Sept 2012.

Explorer... perhaps in 2008 this is correct. But if you visit the Mineral Tenure Act now.... http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclawsnew/document/ID/freeside/0096292_01#section9 Recreational hand panning 9 (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person who is not a free miner may hand pan for recreation purposes.

(2) A person must not hand pan on a valid mineral title unless the person receives permission from the recorded holder of the mineral title.

Interesting land scape..LIKE..Thanks

We did not make the summit on this hike as we got socked in with cloud/fog. We hiked it from the end of Alouette Lake starting at the little cabin just southeast of the creekmouth (boat access). I have also been to the new trailhead off the end of the Florence Lake FSR. I have not tried from the Glacier Point (would that be boat access from Stave Lake?) It is a grueling climb through slick brush and then somewhat exposed scrambling above. This year the snow may prove too deep to get onto the actual ridge approaching the summit. Might want to wait until later in Sept. especially if we see more hot weather. Hope that helps, and good luck.


Nice photo, All the best from Adelaide South Australia.

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