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Wedgemount Lake & Glacier (2010.8.12)

This was my second time hiking Wedgemount Lake Trail. Last time, in July 2009, the weather was overcast, and the views were obscured. Wedge Mountain and Mt. Weart were even hidden in clouds. So I decided to visit this beautiful place again, and thus to take some beautiful pictures. I reached the lake in 2 hours and 20 minutes, so I decided to give Mt. Cook a try. However, due to the limited experience on scrambling and route finding, and the poor equipment, I turned back after gaining about 150m elevation. After that, since there were still lots of time, I hiked to the toe of Wedgemount Glacier. There was a big ice cave.
Wedgemount Lake is located in the northern Garibaldi Provincial Park, near Whistler, BC. The highest mountain in the surrounding area is Wedge Mountain (2892m), which is also the highest mountain in Garibaldi Provincial Park. There are five mountains around Wedgemount Lake that can be done as easy or moderate scrambling, including Mt. Cook, Mt. Weart, Parkthurst Mountain, Rathel Mountain, and Wedge Mountain. I will give them a try someday in the future when I go back to Vancouver to visit my friends. Standing on top of Wedge Mountain will give the similar sense of feelind as standing on top of Mt. Temple near Lake Louise, since you are looking down at everything surrounding.

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The first glance of the lake
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Wedgemount Lake
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Alpine Hut and campground
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Big cairn marks the route to Mt. Cook
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Wedgemount Lake
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Wedgemount Glacier
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Wedge Mountain and Glacier
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Mt. Weart
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Mt. Weart
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Wedgemount Lake
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The cave
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