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Joffre Lakes Provincial Park.
My favourite lake, and a strenuous hike to climb up there but what a reward it is.
The Matier glacier has receded since I was there 5 years ago.
Steeply rising from Lower Joffre Lake, the glacier-laden peaks are visible from an easily accessible viewpoint 500 metres from the parking lot. If you carry on, the trail becomes a rough, rocky and steep hike through the Coast Mountain range.
Evidence of the park’s glacial history can be found in the U-shaped valleys, glacial silts and lateral moraines. This magnificent area of jagged peaks, icefields, cold rushing streams and turquoise blue lakes was established as a recreation area in 1988 and became a Class A park in 1996.
A highlight of the park is the turquoise blue waters of Lower, Middle and Upper Joffre lakes, all three of which are located along the trail, and each more stunning than the last. Their striking, saturated blue colour is caused by “rockflour” – or glacial silt – that is suspended in the water and reflects green and blue wavelengths of sunlight. ref: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpg...
Location: Upper Joffre Lake, Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada
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