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originally posted by: GogoVicMorrow
a reply to: FlySolo
Ran blindly trying to escape a bear, fell over hill onto rocks.
I think a lot of these come from bears or trying to run from wild animals.
originally posted by: game over man
originally posted by: AdmireTheDistance
a reply to: ignorant_ape
As a male (barely) in that category, I must concur.
Edit: Minus, of course, the "radical" and "gnarly". If I ever utter such words (except in jest), I hope somebody swiftly punches me in the face.
You post a lot, and this dark comment of yours is pretty upsetting to read....I really hope you don't feel so violent about those words, or words in general. You're a male barely in that category of being out-doorsey I'm guessing what you are referring to but you would resort to violence over words. Ok, nice, seems like you are in a different category of male all together...like someone who would start a bar fight over words. Might want to lower your testosterone down there a little. No need to get hostile over something so silly, like 80's surfer vocab made popular from Fast Times and TMNT to inflict violence upon ones self or others.
There are some people in the world who bite their lip when they hear other people talk, there's nothing admirable about having a distance in culture with other people in the world. Someone could save your life one day who speaks in tongues that make you cringe, I suggest to get over it, and be more accepting of people who might not have had the educational opportunity that you had.
Don't let the first kilometre of this trail put you off. It starts off with a climb of 650 meters in elevation in the first kilometre. It flattens out just before you get to the lake, allowing you to catch your breath.
The lake is beautiful and clear, surrounded by towering peaks, and full of fish. You can easily fish from shore at any number of spots along the trail.
We camped here in April last year. The snow was almost gone at this elevation so it made a good early overnighter. There aren't any facilities but there are plenty of places to pitch a tent.
The trail continues along Lindeman Lake (often scrambling over scree) to the end of the lake where there's a boardwalk. The nice big sandy beach here is an inviting place for a swim.
The trail was not very well marked for a little while at this point due to a rock slide when I was here but it's probably better marked now. Cross some more scree and then you're back into the woods on the trail up to Greendrop. The trail was mostly snow covered in April but was still pretty easy to follow. You follow Post Creek, climbing to 910 meters over the next kilometre with plenty of boulders to scramble over. There is a branch trail at 5 km. Following the right takes you to a picnic area and campsite at the south end of the lake. The left one takes you up above the lake into the Skagit Valley. It was a winter wonderland when I was there so I can't comment on the camping/picnic areas.
At approximately 10 am my hiking partner and myself had packed up our camp after a chilly nights stay at Lindeman Lake in the Chilliwack River Valley. We had hiked about 15 minutes from our camp, down the main trail (headed back to the parking lot). I was about 40 feet infront of my partner and started hearing banging noises coming from the trees to the North of us. I stopped and listened. As my partner caught up to me I asked if he had heard the noises as well. He stated that he thought they were from me. I said no and we both stopped and listened as the banging sounds continued.
originally posted by: FlySolo
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes
Well I can't see him being out there right at the start of the trail surrounding the lake the whole time while people were looking for him so he must have been off to the north east. Who knows, it's fishy regardless
originally posted by: NiZZiM
a reply to: Nowornevertill
There's no way he got ran down by a predator. The guy even points out that the trail is only about 900 ft or 900yards long I can't remember, but even so he said it's a heavily traveled path. So much so you can see it on his face when he has no idea how this guy died where he did. And if you look at the boulders where he died from a fall, how the hell did he fall? The Boulder field is not steep at all.
originally posted by: FlySolo
Just saw on the news so I googled the story. a man in his 20's jogged past a group saying he's going up to the lake to meet his friends. When his friends got there, he was no where to be seen. 20 hours later, a police helicopter spotted the man up on the rocks. Far from the trail and about 25 minutes from the lake. A mystery to how he got there.
CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Search crews have located the body of a missing hiker in his early 20s in southwestern B.C.
It was a tragic ending to a more-than-20-hour search-and-rescue operation in Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park.
The park is located about 120 kilometres east of Vancouver and 10 km from the U.S. border.
Doug Fraser of Chilliwack Search and Rescue says air support spotted the man’s body in a boulder field far from any trail and that he appears to have died from a fall.
“One of the hikers decided he was going to jog ahead of his two friends and they would meet up at the lake. When the two friends got there, there was no sign of their buddy,” he said Doug Fraser.
“It was a long ways from a trail, and a 25 minute hike from the lake. How he ended up there, why he ended up there, are questions that remain unanswered.”
I put this under crypto because this is exactly like the other stories of missing people in the wilderness related to the bigfoot/national parks scandal. Sure is weird how he ended up dead up on the rocks.