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Rainbow Lake hike (Beginner Friendly) · Sunday, August 21st

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Organized by: Birgit Rogalla.

Start: Sunday, Aug. 21st, 7:00 am
Pre-trip meeting location: None --- email


Elevation gain: 850 m
Distance: 16 km

* Key to Ben Lomond unavailable, so change of plans!
The new plan is to hike to Rainbow Lake ( Swimming is possible at Hanging Lake if we're getting warm, although not in Rainbow Lake itself because it is in the watershed. If we feel particularly energetic we can continue to Beverley Lake!

Elevation gain: 884 m
Total distance: 14.5 km

***Plan hinges on being able to find a key in a tree to open the gate to the Brittania Creek FSR, so there is potential for last minute changes of plan. If anybody knows more about this, please send me an email!

Come take the high road by the bonnie banks and braes! This route should be mainly hiking and some minor scrambling. Bring something yummy to share during lunch :-) If it’s hot, maybe we can take a dip in Wind Lake! There won’t be a pre-trip as I’m getting back from Colorado Thursday night. Send me an email if you have any questions.

 4wd cars appear to be recommended for the road (unless you’re willing to beat your car up), as such the amount of people that can come on this trip is car dependent with an upper limit of 2-3 carloads. 

About the area: Ben is Scottish for mountain peak. There’s a Scottish theme in this area with Loch Lomond to the East, 2 unofficial peaks named Bagpipe and Haggis, and Chanter Ridge (part of a bagpipe). 

For a further description, read this link: 


Posted: 2016-08-14 17:40:16
Last modified: 2016-08-20 12:55:16