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Distance

13,01 km

Dénivelé positif

594 m

Difficulté technique

Modéré

Dénivelé négatif

594 m

Altitude maxi

1 645 m

Trailrank

97 5

Altitude mini

1 270 m

Type d'itinéraire

En boucle

Durée

7 heures 16 minutes

Coordonnées

4500

Publié

20 août 2018

Enregistré

août 2018
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This track goes counter-clockwise from the Bagley Lakes Trailhead Parking Lot and quickly accesses the Bagley Lakes section. This section has scenic lake views, the most wildflowers, abundant blueberries in August, and the most bird and small animal activity. The first kilometer is mostly level or gentle uphill.

The track was recorded on August 19, 2018, with heavy wildfire smoke from a record California, Washington and BC fire season. Air Quality Index (AQI) at the closest station to the bottom of Mount Baker exceeded 200 on the day, and appeared considerably higher at elevation, where visibility was significantly impaired. This track could be seen as a proxy for a fog or cloudy day hike. Other Wikiloc tracks of Chain Lakes and adjoining trails posted by ARBY101CA have pictures taken on clear days.

Those requiring a day parking pass have to pick this up a few hundred meters below the parking lot, at a signboard on the left (east) side of the access road. A US$5 bill is the only method of payment there, so prepare that in advance.

Many prefer to start the Chain Lakes Trail at the higher-elevation Artist Point parking where large toilet facilities and the pay station are right at the parking lot. However, the initial trail sections from Artist Point are not the most scenic, and if going clockwise from there it's a final steep climb back to Artist Point at the end of the day.

Maximum Group size restriction of 12, more must break into multiple separate parties.
Point d'information

Get Parking Day Pass Here (if necessary)

Honour system; leave US$5 in envelope with your car information, deposit this in the lock box, hang stub on front mirror of car
Stationnement

Bagley Lakes Trailhead Parking

One outhouse located at start of trails. Paved access and parking lot.
Pont

Bagley Lakes Dam

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After a short descent from parking, cross the curved dam at the north end (outlet) of Bagley Lakes.
Pont

Bagley Lakes Bridge

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  • Photo de Bagley Lakes Bridge
Picture spot
Rivière

Upper Bagley Stream

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  • Photo de Upper Bagley Stream
  • Photo de Upper Bagley Stream
The first accessible remnant snowfields are here, in late August. A smaller path branches down to the stream in the valley bottom.
Faune

Climb to Table Mt Pass

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  • Photo de Climb to Table Mt Pass
  • Photo de Climb to Table Mt Pass
This is the toughest climb of the track. Switchback path was under maintenance on the day. Ground squirrels actively calling in boulder fields, and occasionally show themselves. Abundant wild blueberry and sub-alpine flowers, with thick clusters near any water. Thickets of sparse subalpine forest.
Col de montagne

Pass at Table Mt

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  • Photo de Pass at Table Mt
  • Photo de Pass at Table Mt
At approx 1,650 meters, the peak elevation of this track, and the top of the first of two major climbs. A popular rest and snack place in calm conditions. There is a great view of Table Mountain to the east. Table Mountain is apparently a thick sequence of flat-lying basaltic lava flows.
Lac

Lake View

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The trail passes a smaller lake immediately west of Iceberg Lake.
Lac

Iceberg Lake View

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  • Photo de Iceberg Lake View
There were no icebergs on the day (Aug 19), however the Google satellite default image shows a time when there was more snow and plenty of small icebergs.
Camping

Mazama Lake Camping Area

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  • Photo de Mazama Lake Camping Area
Several tents were set up above the south shore of this small lake.
Col de montagne

Pass

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  • Photo de Pass
  • Photo de Pass
  • Photo de Pass
Top of the second of two climbs on this track. Mount Baker would be visible to the south of here on a clearer day.
Photo

Rhyolite Outcrops

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The geology along the entire track is fascinating. Outcrops at this waypoint appear to be silica-rich, sub-volcanic intrusions with step-like planar fracturing. They stand out in contrast to the predominant rock types of the area; columnar basaltic lava flows, coarse fragmental rocks ejected by violent volcanic air-blast eruptions, and finer volcanic ash fall deposits.
Stationnement

Artist Point Parking

A large high-elevation parking lot with paved road access. A popular location with larger toilet facilities, and parking day passes available right at the parking lot.
Photo

Start Wild Goose Trail

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  • Photo de Start Wild Goose Trail
  • Photo de Start Wild Goose Trail
This section of the Wild Goose Trail occasionally intersects the access road up to Artist Point. It must be one of the older popular hiking trails, as the close-spaced rock cairns marking the trail are heavily weathered and crumbling in some places.
Photo

Wild Goose Stairs

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  • Photo de Wild Goose Stairs
Erosion is beginning to undermine the stairs in some places, where it can be a bit like descending an inclined log ladder.
Cabane de montagne

Heather Meadows Visitors Center

Large facility, closed on the day.
Photo

Columnar Basalt Flows

  • Photo de Columnar Basalt Flows
The top surfaces of basaltic lava flows with columnar jointing are exposed along the path below the Visitors Center.

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