More Mountains

Spent another couple of days in the mountains. This time around we ventured into BC to check out Mount Robson Provincial Park and hike the first leg of Berg Lake Trail.

 Start of Berg Lake Trail. The full trail is 46km return from the furthest campsite along the hike. We only had time for a day hike, so we opted to do 14km return from the first campsite. 

Start of Berg Lake Trail. The full trail is 46km return from the furthest campsite along the hike. We only had time for a day hike, so we opted to do 14km return from the first campsite. 

 The area around Mt. Robson gets significantly more precipitation than the rest of the Rockies, making the vegetation more akin to the kind you see along the B.C. coast. Plenty of massive lichens and old-growth cedars. 

The area around Mt. Robson gets significantly more precipitation than the rest of the Rockies, making the vegetation more akin to the kind you see along the B.C. coast. Plenty of massive lichens and old-growth cedars. 

 Robson River is never far from the trail, with a number of rapids thundering along the way. 

Robson River is never far from the trail, with a number of rapids thundering along the way. 

 After 4km of gradual climb we reached Kinney Lake. The base of Mount Robson is visible in the upper right. 

After 4km of gradual climb we reached Kinney Lake. The base of Mount Robson is visible in the upper right. 

 Another view from the close end of Kinney Lake. 

Another view from the close end of Kinney Lake. 

 Another 3km later and we reached the far side of Kinney Lake. The peninsula that juts out in the photo is the same peninsula in the previous photo from the opposite side. 

Another 3km later and we reached the far side of Kinney Lake. The peninsula that juts out in the photo is the same peninsula in the previous photo from the opposite side. 

 Looking up at Mt. Robson. Clouds make it impossible to tell scale here, but it's the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 meters.

Looking up at Mt. Robson. Clouds make it impossible to tell scale here, but it's the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 meters.

 What a snappy camper.

What a snappy camper.