Via Wells Gray and Joffre Provincial Parks
After dropping Layton and Romy, we went to shop and headed back north to Wells Gray Provincial Park. We stayed at Goose lake, which was quite pretty, but also quite cold and wet. For the first time in two weeks (with no Layton), we didn’t have a campfire . We went to bed early, woke up early and went to the park. It is a park known for its many remarkable waterfalls, as leftovers from both volcanic and glacial activity.
That night we did manage to get a fire going, but it required persistence. We didn’t cook on it, but we did warm our hands. In the morning we managed to get it going again, and even cooked (and burned) breakfast on it. We packed up (saw the mouse in our car), and headed towards Lillooet, via a very scenic route (an Edda route), and stayed at the free campsite provided by BC Hydro where we had a great fire and Christophe managed to set up the tarp nicely.
Joffre Provincial Park
A guy at the previous campsite recommended us to go to Joffre provincial park and climb up to the glacier, so we did. It was a nice hike up, passing 3 blue glacier lakes. The track to the glacier was not marked, but once again thank to maps.me, we found our way up to the ice and snow. The view was magnificent
Although we didn’t know about it, it’s apparently a very popular park. It was full of people and cars, but we were pretty much the only ones who climbed all the way to the top.
We stayed the night at a random campsite. Luckily no rain today!
On our way back to the rafting resort, we passed by Whistler and Squamish. Then we got the really bad weather. It was raining all day and night. It’s very touristy around there, so even the cheapest campsites cost half of what a hotel room would cost. We were so sick of camping in the cold and rain, that we decided to book a hotel room instead. Luxury!