A local group of Pathfinders and Rangers were packing their bags, rolling their tents and preparing food for a six-day backpacking adventure that began Aug. 15 on the Berg Lake Trail in Mt. Robson Park.
None of the girls have ever backpacked, and were looking forward to hiking, checking out the glaciers and being in the great outdoors for a week.
“I’m looking forward to the things you can do at the top of the trail, like caving and exploring a waterfall and a glacier,” said Majorie Jalbert, who is going into Rangers. “In one place you can stand in B.C. and Alberta at the same time.”
One unique experience the girls will have on the trip is eating food they deyhydrated ahead of time, that they loaded into their packs and will rehydrate on the trail.
“We’ll have pizza, tacos, barbecue, shepherd’s pie, granola, apple and berry crumbles, strawberry shortcake and campfire pies,” Jalbert explained before they left.
The group started their hike at the bottom of Mt. Robson which is about five and a half hour’s drive from Williams Lake.
Leader Heather Rolston said they did a pre-camp at Blue Lake to prepare for the trip.
“Last year we did a canoe trip, but this one is all camping and hiking,” she explained. “I’m really looking forward to introducing the girls to the trail.”