Occasional ice patches, fairly cold in the winter, snow in higher
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103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia (2008
edition): hike #61.
Harrison Hot Springs - Campbell Lake Trail.
Other Trips in Harrison Hot
Harrison East Forest
Service Road (Second Trip),
Clear Creek Forest
Service Road (off Harrison East FSR), Shovel Creek
Forest Service Road, Harrison East (Main) Forest
Service Road, Harrison West Forest Service
Road, Denhams Trail Around Weaver Lake,
Service Road, Bear Mountain Hike,
Harrison Hot Springs.
15. Approaching this
tree, it looked like someone used it for a shotgun shooting practice.
But no, it's just the way the bark looks.
Campbell Lake Trail British Columbia Canada
16. And then there was this ladder, which looked very good from afar...
Campbell Lake Trail
17. ...but, after getting closer, you realize that not even a
world-class figure skater would be able to go up this substantial piece
of ice. Solution: climb from the side.
Campbell Lake Trail Ladder - British Columbia Canada
18. If you are successful in getting past the ice challenge, your reward
is this view. It is a slightly zoomed photo. The trail map refers to a
helipad, but none was seen.
19. Zooming in a bit more. This is Harrison Lake.
Harrison Lake and Mountains seen from Campbell Lake Trail BC Canada
20. The view above is the main destination of the Campbell Lake Trail.
But if you feel like visiting the lake itself, proceed further for about
thirty more minutes. Your main obstacle arrives soon - a log bridge with
damaged railing. Look at the snow on the log and the boulders below - a
recipe for a nasty fall. So, use the stones by the log, but be very
careful - it is a dangerous area.
Campbell Lake Trail - log bridge
21. After that, you are in the winter forest.
Campbell Lake Trail by Harrison Hot Springs
22. After the forest, a relatively open area awaits.
Campbell Lake Trail photo
23. Near Campbell Lake,
ATV tracks could be seen on the ground, as there is
ATV access to the lake
from another side. The ATV did some donuts on Campbell Lake.
Campbell Lake - British Columbia Canada
24. And we wish you a Merry Christmas!
It is possible to make this trip in six hours, though frequently
stopping to take the pictures and admire the views would extend the hike
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Campbell Lake Trail (by Harrison Hot Springs)
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