March 02, 2007 | Tips from Travellers >
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In August I spent four days at Cathedral Lakes, hiking. After a "white knuckle" ride up to the lodge, we had a short walk to our campsite called Lake of the Woods. The area was beautiful and pristine and the outhouses were the cleanest and the best kept that I had ever seen! I am not a "hard core" hiker, but anyone who is reasonably fit, can do the hikes without much trouble.
The first day, we hiked Rim Trail and some of the highlights were the Devils Woodpile and Stone City. The first big mountain we climbed was Red Mountain with an elevation of 2469 metres. There was some "bouldering" at the beginning of the hike and we even saw a couple of marmots lying out enjoying the warm summer sun. The view at the top was magnificent—you could see for miles.
Our second day of hiking was longer--about seven hours. We began by traipsing through the forest and proceeded to climb Lakeview Mountain with an elevation of 2628 metres. At the top, there were young children about seven or eight years old and also a very pregnant woman! There are shorter hikes up to the different peaks--it just depends on the route you take.
Although I was tired at the end of each day, this trip definitely got me hooked! By the end of the trip I was nicknamed “Mountain Mary” and I can’t wait for my next hiking excursion!