Monday, 24 November 2008

Emma Lake trail as of Nov. 23, 2008

The road to Emma Lake trail was in good shape and had no snow on it. There is still that stream to cross but water is low.

The trail was in good shape at the beginning, one tree down, but as the trees thinned out the snow got deeper to 1/2 meter towards Maria Lake. I did not bring snow shoes so the walking got tiring. I turned back but really enjoyed the beauty of a snowy, winter walk with lots of great views of Mt Alfred and Mt Slide.

I tagged the bottom 1/3 of the trail with yellow ribbons on the way down. IF you go there bring snowshoes and a few people so you can take turns breaking trail.

Peter Behr


Paul H said...

Hi there, do you know what facilities are available at the Emma Lake Cabin?

Eagle said...

Hi Paul,

It's a simple cabin with an outhouse nearby. It may have pellets for a pellet stove. Bring everything you need. First come first served. It's about a four hour climb up from the trailhead in snowless conditions. You're looking at much longer now - if the road is open at all.

Cheers, Eagle

Paul H said...

Thanks for the info Eagle. Is it a day shelter or are there any bunks inside?


bear360 said...

Hello Paul.
Good morning,, I am new to the area, and I am planing on hiking to emma lake cabin.. Do you know where I can get a good map of the area.... Thanks...