Nothing beats the heat more than hiking in the mountains, in the cool green light of the forest.
The easy trail into Cheakamus Lake winds three kilometres through ferns and Devil’s Club — a photogenic plant with huge maple-like leaves, but a true example of ‘look, but don’t touch’. Relax on a half cut log (isn’t life difficult?)
Green light on a cool mountain stream.
Fallen log enroute to Cheakamus Lake.
Other things to do while at Cheakamus Lake in July: snack on wild blueberries that line the path; plunge into the icy turquoise waters of this glacial till lake; admire the strange plants and mushrooms along the way…
Not sure if this is a Phantom Orchid or an Indian Pipe (Corpse Flower). They don’t resemble anything else in my plant identification book but both of these plants are supposed to be white, and the ones we saw were decidedly red or pinkish cream…
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