Mt. Frosty- Yellow Larch Season- Sept. 23
Experience the brilliance of autumn with a hike through Mt. Frosty’s larch meadows!
Larch trees are deciduous conifers with needles that turn a brilliant gold in the fall. These trees grow only at approximately 2000 m elevation and some are estimated to be 2000 years old.
Early fall is the best time to view them. The trees look glorious, with their black trunks and gold color.
On a clear day as you hike up Mount Frosty you will get incredible views of Three Brothers, Snass, Outram, Silvertip, Finlayson & Wright, Spickard to the west, Winthrop to the east and then Chuwantum.
Mt. Frosty- Yellow Larch Season- Sept. 23 Itinerary
Saturday, Sept. 23
Start Time: 7:00 am
End Time: 5:00-5:30 pm (ish)
Please meet at Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors located at 5643 Vedder Road Chilliwack BC.
-7:00am-Meet at the store (please park at Save on Foods)
-9:30am-Arrive at Lightning Lake day use area (Mt. Frosty Trail head)
-To the larch meadows is 8kms one way with 800 meters elevation gain around 6 hours round trip.
-3:30-back at van
-5:00-5:30-arrive back at shop
Trip includes transportation to and from the hike, guiding services, and lunch!
Cost: $99.99 + GST
Backpack: This should be large enough to carry your gear for the day as well as the provided lunch
Water: We recommend bringing 2 liters
Shoes: Hiking boots recommended, or a good pair of running shoes or trail runners (no sandals).
Socks: Don’t underestimate the power of a good pair of socks. We recommend a solid pair of wool hiking socks. Prone to blisters? Double up on socks: first a light liner followed by a pair of thicker socks.
Clothing: NO cotton! Bring weather appropriate clothing, but remember it will be colder as we gain elevation.
Layers layers layers!
Getting into September it gets quite cold in the alpine and weather can change quickly. Make sure you have a fleece or mid layer, rain shell, pants, light gloves, and toque.
Snacks: Lunch is provided, however you may enjoy some munchies along the trail
Camera & Binoculars: While these are optional, we highly suggest them. There will be plenty of Kodak moments along the trail.
Odds & ends: Weather dependent, you may want to bring along a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
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