Lower Joffre Lake

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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day27

    Long drive but with a view

    July 19 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    650 kilometers - 8 hours of driving:
    The roads on our way to Whistler reminded us a lot of the European Alps and “Eifeler Landstraßen” - bend after bend and narrow roads close to very high mountain faces. Nothing compared to our German Autobahn 🤣. Besides the exhausting long drive for Matthias, the drive was absolutely scenic - not as scenic as the drive from
    Banff to Jasper, but still very nice. Just before 9pm we stopped to make the car ready for the first night in it. Our mattress perfectly fit into the back of the SUV and we were happy to sleep in our “home on wheels” for the first time 😍 later.

    650 Kilometer - 8 Stunden Fahrt: die Straßen auf unserem Weg nach Whistler erinnerten uns sehr an die Alpen und unsere „Eifeler Landstraßen“ - Eine Kurve nach der Anderen und enge Straßen nah an riesigen Bergwänden. Nichts im Vergleich zu unseren deutschen Autobahnen🤣. Neben der anstrengenden langen Fahrt für Matthias, war die Landschaft ziemlich malerisch - nicht so atemberaubend wie die Landschaft in Banff und Jasper, aber dennoch sehr nett. Um knapp 21 Uhr waren wir bereit für die Nacht zu stoppen und das Auto bereit für die erste Nacht zu machen. Unsere Matratze passte perfekt hinten in den Kofferraum und wir waren glücklich im unsere erste Nacht im „Haus auf Rädern“ zu verbringen. Natürlich auch noch die Hotelkosten zu sparen 🤪
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  • Day6

    An accidental discovery

    April 29, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    An absolute highlight of our trip so far was the accident discovery of Lower Joffre Lake. We’d been climbing a range in the RV for at least 20 minutes, taking us into snow region, but with low hanging cloud it was hard to make out what was around. Then this sign indicated a lake was nearby and with the car park half full we decided to stop and take a peek.

    Well, to our absolute delight, a fifteen minute walk through snow covered ground led us to a lake covered in snow and ice. It was like we’d entered a winter wonderland, a magic place we’d dreamed of many times. The spring melt had only just started at Joffre Lake and so both of us got to walk [very gingerly] out onto the ice. What a privilege! The silence was profound and extremely magnetic… could have stayed there for hours!

    Then the road descended rapidly, the sky cleared and we entered a much dryer part of the country, with very tall mountains, plunging cliffs and powerful rivers flowing in the valleys, resulting in our eventual arrival at Lillooet, a First Nations town in the middle of BC.

    Now onto our Fraser River experience!
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  • Day3

    Joffre Lake

    July 9, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Vidare norrut från Whistler längs Hwy 99. Massa "Wow", "Aaaaaah" och "Ooooooh" för de häftiga vyerna.
    Spontan-stannade vid Joffre Lake och blev efter en liten promenad mötta av en fantastisk sjö med turkost vatten och berg i bakgrunden. Det fanns fåglar som åt ur handen, och massa ekorrar.

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