Day 12: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Vancouver, Canada - Joffre Lakes, BC
I'm not going to lie it has been enjoyable only editing the videos and not scribing our journey. But alas, Sam has decided to take a go with the creative portion of her brain and edit a little diddy for y'all.
As you may notice, we've skipped ahead about five days in our journeys. This is due to Sam finishing her video masterpiece and begging profusely to share it with the world. It had only been completed 10 minutes and I saw that look in her eyes, I caved. Don't be alarmed as in the next post we will be returning to Oregon with plenty more breathtaking scenery, silly moments and of course, our beautiful faces.
Providing a preface to Canada may be necessary to keep ya in the loop! JJ, our friend from San Francisco, was coincidentally in Vancouver the exact same time that we had planned on being in the area. This was a HUGE plus. Reasons for being an advantage:
- Because her company was paying for a hotel
- Because we stayed in her hotel
- Because it was a Sheraton
- Because it is smack dab in the middle of DT Vancouver
- Because it had a hot tub and pool
- Because it had a bed
- Because we didn't have to pay etc.
JJ and her colleagues, Micheal and Chris, invited us to join them on a hike for our first full day in Vancouver. We gladly accepted and then found out it was a 2 1/2 hour drive north of Vancouver. Normally A-OK, but after getting restless being in the car so much it wasn't exactly where we both wanted to be again! Pushing those thoughts aside, we got cozy in the car and enjoyed a BEAUTIFUL drive north through Whistler, Pemberton and Squamish.
The hike we... hiked - was Joffre Lakes. Rounding out at 12 kilometers you visit three lakes funnily enough being called lower lake, middle lake and upper lake - very original. The hike was super intense in the start with a massive incline. I will admit JJ and myself became the weakest links, but I like to think we were just taking in the scenery.
Every lake we came to was progressively more stunning than the last. They all had bright blue/teal glacier water that fed them directly and yearned for me to cannonball off the side. I again state, they were glacier lakes so this deterred me from my urge unfortunately. Once we summit-ed we were able to take note of the four surrounding glaciers that you can see in the videos and photos (Matier, Anniversary, Stonecrop and Tszil).
Photos do no justice; I would definitely recommend this hike. Sam only provided a little bit of time to get this finished before the feed pull for our subscribers this evening. This will have to do.
Until next time,