Monday, September 22, 2014

Day 7 - Topaz Lake, Killarney Provincial Park (aka what Dana dreams about all winterl)

Soaking up the sun above Topaz Lake
Thursday, July 17: This year on our North Channel trip, we were determined to set even less of an itinerary than in previous years, and just go where we felt and where the wind/weather would allow.  We weren't sure we would visit The Pool or Topaz Lake on this trip, but we ended up spending 2 nights at anchor in The Pool, and we feel like we that was the best decision of the trip!

Our first year in the north channel, we didn't make it to Topaz Lake, Dana's ultimate destination. Read about that trip and it's misadventures here.  The following year, it felt like we really succeeded when we made it there for the first time.  This year, I was really sad about the thought of not going to Baie Fine and Topaz Lake, but we were on time constraints and thought we should see somewhere new.  When it came down to it though, we just had to get back.  It's truly breathtaking after the long hike to the top, when you finally are able to see through the trees and take in the crystal clear blue water surrounded by white quartz mountains.  In our opinions, it's worth the trip every time!

Peeking through the trees at Topaz Lake
Blueberries galore!
Ben in search of even more blueberries!
Crystal clear (and cold!) water. No swimming for us this year. :-/
View from the top
Life doesn't get much better than this!