Twin Lakes Monashees
Free Group Hike
Fri, Jul 24, 2020 9:00 AM to Sun, Jul 26, 2020 4:00 PM
This event is suitable for all ages.
This is one of my favorite places to camp in the Okanagan! Join me for a day trip, 1 night, or both nights! The trail is easy to follow but the trailhead is a bit tricky to find. Feel free to coordinate with me prior for additional directions if you choose not to caravan up with us. I will take the day to explore and day hike up the surrounding peaks. If youd like to join please message me so we can discuss further details.
This spectacular alpine hike has a moderately challenging ascent that gains 500 meters over roughly 4 km. Pass through two open meadows before arriving at the pristine turquoise waters of Twin Lakes. Ideal for a backpacking camping experience for some serious solitude. To avoid snow, we suggest only doing this hike absolutely no earlier than the third week of July.
Optionally, climb up to the summit of Lakeview Mountain for phenomenal views of Lake Andrew, Twin Lakes, Monashee Provincial Park, and more. This route is way-finding only and there is no official trail or flagging. From the farthest lake walk around it clock-wise and head up the boulder field to the ridgeline between the two peaks (the saddle). Turn left (north) and walk through the meadows to the top! It is not a scramble, and can be easily done by most hikers. After the peak, head down to the next saddle and descent through a smaller boulder field to an open grassy field. Once reaching the stream, turn left and follow it through the meadows back to the main trail. This is an extra 2.9 km, but well worth the journey. The ascent is an additional 330 meters, with a substantially steeper 20% slope.
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