Yesterday, March 30th, myself along with my brother Andrew and two friends, Tyler and Matt went out on a little excursion to Ross Lake. An hour drive from our doorstep we arrived at the trail head located in Flood Hope. Immediately the scenery was beautiful, I marveled at the fact that in all my time in BC I have never ventured off the highway into the little town surrounded by massive cliffs. Soon after we hit gravel we encountered snow, and then to our delight, out came the sunshine.
Upon our arrival we found the gates to the Ross Lake Provincial Park closed, so being a respectful bunch we refrained from busting the lock and set out on foot. The trudge through the ankle deep snow was well worth it. We were treated with an empty park and empty lake, making for some cool pictures. Ross lake is created in part by run off from the local Cascade Mountain Range. The views of the range were stunning.
Ross Lake just so happens to sit right on the CA/US border. Being empty it was almost necessary that we take a gander at what lay on the other side. There is a line the trees cut along the entire border, quite incredible.
All-in-all it was a fantastic day, we finished with wet feet and empty stomachs, but it's the experience that counts.