193 miles completed

August 20, 2018

Wedgemount lake has been on my radar for a few years now, so I was excited to finally be able to experience it! We were up in Whistler for the week with my family, and unfortunately the smoke was so think from the wildfires it was dangerous to even go outside most days. But one morning Mike and I saw a glimpse of blue sky and we knew it was our chance! The hike is relatively short, just about 7 miles round-trip, but it climbs consistently the entire way. The smoke made the steep incline much more challenging but when we reached the lake basin, it was all worth it.

The glacial lake is a stunning turquoise blue and is surrounded by the jagged peaks in all directions. Saying that it was beautiful would be a vast understatement.

Perhaps the most impressive feature is Wedgemount Glacier which feeds directly into the lake. To get a closer look at the glacier we climbed down to the water's edge which was dotted with patches of wildflowers, making the whole thing even more magical.

Although the smoke was still hanging around, making our views of the Glacier a bit foggy, I'm so grateful I was able to check this one off my bucket list with my favorite adventure partner.

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