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Hiking the Panorama Ridge

Whistler, British Columbia

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Added by Emily Masse

Exquisite 360 degree viewsTurquoise, glacial lakesFull day hike

Situated between Squamish and Whistler, it is easily accessed. The weather varies in Garibaldi park, with snow as late as July or early as September. I generally choose July/August when the meadow is in full bloom.

This hike should not be underestimated, however, it is well worth the time and sweat. The first 6 kilometers are on a well groomed, wide trail. Once you reach the junction for Taylor Meadow, or Garibaldi Lake you will find yourself in the meadow in no time. The summer air smells sweet, and the colors are vivid, reminiscent of a Disney movie.

Once you reach the base of the ridge-line you can breath. You're almost there. The climb is steep and rocky, but passes quick with excitement.

Panorama Ridge is breathtaking, I wish there were words to describe the feeling. Some people carry on and walk along the ridge, for me this is the perfect place to stop. The first high point you reach is the best for photos, once your camera is tired, follow the trail down the other side, there is some grass, and less wind. This is the ideal place for some grub and a quick nap before the trek down. Don't forget to swing by Garibaldi lake on your way down for a refresh.

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Photography
Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

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