One of my favourite things about living in the Whistler area is the fact that it only takes about 20 minutes drive to get away from the crowds. Don’t get me wrong, Whistler is awesome. It’s a lot of fun with an incredible amount of things to do in some of the best scenery around but lets not kid ourselves, it can get crowded. That’s where a short sneaky drive north comes in handy.
A couple of weeks ago we headed into the Duffey Lake area and we were planning to do a bit of a hike and a scramble and then chill out for the night. There was an old decommissioned road which, fortunately for us, we could drive a decent way up.
This cut our hiking time down considerably which was good news as it meant we could justify carrying in a couple of extra beers! Crucial! The views were amazing from the get go!
It also meant we had a bit of extra time to scramble up some scree and see some pretty stunning views high about the lake!
It was steep and possibly a little sketchy…
It was incredible being in such isolated and enormous terrain.
During the course of our scramble we dislodged a rock or two and it was impressive and somewhat intimidating to see the path they took down the hill. Definitely a no fall zone!
Scoping out the terrain, I cannot wait to get back here in the winter. Some excellent skiing to be had, that is for sure!
We had a mixture of weather as well. Three seasons that day at least. We had a nice little downpour during dinner. Gave us a good excuse to have some drinks and then in the early hours of the morning the skies cleared which was perfect!
An awesome overnight trip!