Elfin Shelter

Elfin shelter and Mt Garibaldi as seen in Oct 2004. Seeing this week’s leave-no-trace Tuesday post from happiestoutdoors gave me an idea for what I wanted to say. Backcountry huts are always popular and will only get more so over the winter season. Good hut etiquette is vital in order for 35 or more people to get along in such a small space which means showing some consideration towards your fellow hikers. Go easy on the noise, be aware that some folks are wanting an early start, and make space for others when you’re done cooking and eating. Oh, and don’t pee right outside the cabin!

Elfin shelter and Mt Garibaldi as seen in Oct 2004. Seeing this week's #leavenotracetuesday post from @happiestoutdoors gave me an idea for what I wanted to say. Backcountry huts are always popular and will only get more so over the winter season. Good hut etiquette is vital in order for 35 or more people to get along in such a small space which means showing some consideration towards your fellow hikers. Go easy on the noise, be aware that some folks are wanting an early start, and make space for others when you're done cooking and eating. Oh, and don't pee right outside the cabin! #LeaveNoTrace #lnt #elfinlakes #wanderungca #elfinshelter #garibaldiprovincialpark #mountgaribaldi #atwellpeak #bcparks #explorebc #beautifulbritishcolumbia #hiking

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It’s hard to believe we’ve been in BC for 12 years now. Twelve years of hiking in the Coast Mountains, and 12 years since we went on our very first hike with Wanderung. Just for fun I counted up the number of times I’ve visited Elfin Lakes. Answer: 10, which means it’s almost an annual trip for me. Oh and I have a confession to make – I didn’t take this photo, Maria did. I was so hot and tired by the time we reached the lakes that all I did was lounge there. 🙂

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