Not Quite Iceless

Rainbow Lake
Rainbow Lake: Elevation 1460 Meters

An end of July photo with the ice broken up, but barely off the lake which is cleverly named after the mountain hovering in the background –  Rainbow Mountain which resides directly across the highway from Whistler/Blackcomb mountains.  A beautiful 8 kilometre jaunt up 825 metres from heavily treed forest to open alpine and a perfect end view. Some of the initial trail also caters to mountain bike riders  until it gets too steep and rocky.

Rainbow Lake Trail Bridge
Bridge
Rainbow lake Trail
Boardwalk

Later there are are couple of neat bridges and several boardwalks crossing the marshlands, although with heavy runoff several muddy portions can still exist. No camping allowed since the lake also serves as part of the Whistler water supply; however, stopping to take photos does not appear to be banned!

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