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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Frozen Trillium Lake
On Sunday, we braved driving the snowpacked road down to Trillium Lake. The gate was still open and we saw a lot of people walking back up from the lake. One lady stopped us and said that if we were not confident, we should turn back. But duh, it was too late at that point. The only place to turn around would have been at the bottom of the initial hill. We did pass two cars stuck on the side of the hill, but I could tell by the looks of the situations that it was driver error. Growing up not even 15 minutes away from Trillium Lake, I knew that the current conditions were nothing I had to worry about. I had driven much worse many times. We made it down carefully, and at the lake, I snapped this pic and we started back up. We were behind two SUV's, who at the bottom of that big hill, stopped. Something around the corner was blocking their path. I assume a tow truck pulling those stuck cars out. I just backed up a few hundred feet to the side road that heads towards Still Creek Campground and we went out that way. No problems whatsoever.Worth it! I love me a good adventure :) And I am very glad that we went when we did, because I have heard they closed the gates yesterday.
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