Hiking the Helm Creek Trail in Garibaldi Park
The view from the Helm Creek Trail, approaching the Black Tusk (far right) and the Cinder Cone (far left). Water is scarce in these parts, the sunshine is unforgiving and the cinder flats spread out in all directions. The hike is about 20km return, with a lot of vertical ascent to get you up onto these volcanic cinder flats when approaching from Cheakamus Lake (trail report). The scenery is absolutely amazing up here and this is one of the few hikes where I’ve spotted a wolf in the wild, too.
This image is available as a print, so please get in touch if you are interested. I have a canvas edition in my hallway, serving as daily inspiration to get out into that wilderness as much as I can.
Helm Creek / Cinder Flats, Garibaldi Provincial Park, BC.