Lindeman and Greendrop Lakes, Chilliwack, BC

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Lindeman Lake Parking Lot, 63100 Chilliwack Lake Rd, Fraser Valley E, BC V0X 1X0, Canada (map)

Let’s get the passports and visit our neighbors in BC for a day hike to Lindeman & Greendrop Lakes. After the 1h 40 min drive we will hike approximately 6.5 miles roundtrip with an elevation gain of 1600 ft. Stunning scenery and access to two lakes. Expect lots of boulder field crossings; good footwork and balance required. Bring water, snacks, lunch and sunscreen. Hiking poles are advisable.

Fritz Ulrich

 

Trip Report

 

The clouds disappeared and the sun came out as we were driving along the beautiful Chilliwack River valley to the trailhead. The fresh whitewater came rushing down the mountains and awoke our anticipation of a great hike. 

It’s a popular trail and we fit right in with the young folks climbing up the mountain. We with our lunch packs, they with their camping gear shouldered. Nine of us were brave enough to tackle this technically challenging hike. 

The view of the Lindeman Lake did not disappoint. All mountain lakes have something magical to look at and the Lindeman Lake is one of the nice ones. After we took our group picture we were ready to take on the boulder fields. Most of the boulders were overcome easily, some of them required more effort. 

We crossed the creek several times with the help of bridges or by bolder hoping. After lunch in one of the bolder fields we pushed on to conquer the Greendrop Lake. Not everybody in the group was convinced it would be worthwhile since we were told by fellow hikers the Greendrop Lake does not measure up to the Lindeman Lake in terms of beauty. 

The hike there presented an additional layer of complications by some blowdowns. Nothing could stop our determination and finally we made it to the lake. I for my part have to say the Greendrop lake is beautiful as well. 

On our way back we all could feel our legs burning and looked back on a great hiking day as we arrived at the parking lot. It felt good to be back in the mountains for the new 2019 hiking season. Many thanks to the 8 hikers who joined me on this hike and made it a memorable one for me. 

Fritz

P.S. Pictures are posted on Flickr.

Hike to Mount Erie & Sugarloaf via Whistle Lake

Saturday 5/04/19
This journey through the Anacortes Community Forest Lands is special for the variety of views and terrain that we’ll pass through on an approximately 7.5 mile hike that will take us up 1000 feet in elevation. We’ll make stops at both Sugarloaf and Mt Erie to soak up some sun (always optimistic) while enjoying views of the Sound. There are challenging sections of the trail near the top of Erie, most the trail is well maintained and clean. Lets meet at REI at 8am to carpool with another stop at Chuckanut Park and Ride for more ‘poolers. We’ll likely stop at one of Anacortes’ breweries at the end of the day to refresh and share stories. Questions call Michael at 708.302.9177 or ​mikesdavis@outlook.com​. I will share the location of the Whistle Lake parking area to anyone who wants to drive directly to the trailhead.

– Michael Davis

Trip Report

Twelve hearty Mount Baker Club members hiked together in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands yesterday.

The trip began at the Whistle Lake parking lot then meandered along the East side of Whistle Lake then Toot Swamp before heading up Mt Erie where we enjoyed a scenic lunch overlooking Puget Sound while an eagle entertained us from below our bluff.  There were at least 3 separate mountain climbing groups rappelling down the South and Southwestern facing rocky faces of Erie creating a low level traffic jam atop the mountain though we found solace on our “lunch bluff”.  After lunch we progressed to Sugarloaf Mountain then back to cars via the Western shoreline of Whistle Lake where our choice for the perfect spot for riding a bicycle into the lake was found.  Yes, there is a rather tall cliff you can ride off if you’re so inclined, though the statement, “I’m coming back here with my bike!” was not overheard.

Post-hike beverages at Bastion whose growing beer list did not disappoint.

Approx 9 miles walked and 2000 cumulative feet climbed yesterday, what a great day in beautiful weather with fantastic folks.  Photos available to view on Flickr.

Michael Davis

Lake 22 Hike

Saturday June 6

Lake 22 is a 6 mile round trip hike on a rainforest trail our club has hiked before, we’ve had lots of snow and rain on this one in the past. We’ll climb 1350 feet in elevation, and once we get to the lake the goal is to walk around it, eating lunch along the way. This trail is mildly challenging for the elevation gain and the large amounts of water that was the trail down the the rocks so we’ll keep a moderate pace. Meet at REI for carpools at 8am, then meet again at Chuckanut Park and Ride, exit 231, at 8:30am, to join up with Skagit club member carpools. Bring a lunch and water, shoes that are waterproof are important as well as raingear. Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the trailhead. Folks interested will stop at the Conway Pub and Eatery on our way back home at the end of our day.

Questions call Michael Davis at 708.302.9177 or mikesdavis@outlook.com.