Russet Lake Topo Map

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Russet Lake is located in alpine country within Garibaldi Provincial Park. It is above Singing Pass, which is at the east end of the ridge running back from Whistler Mountain. The ridge is known as the Musical Bumps (Oboe, Flute and Piccolo summits) and the drainage from the pass is Melody Creek. You’ll also cross Harmony Creek on the way. At the pass you view a seemingly endless meadow with a lush growth of the flowering plants common in British Columbia’s mountain meadows—those plants described on the information board at Singing Pass as “tough... but delicate,” with a plea to respect their fragility and stay on the trail. From the pass to the lake you are in the sublimity of the alpine, with the glaciated summits of the Spearhead and Fitzsimmons Ranges ahead and above you, and with the glistening snowfields of Castle Towers and its neighbours across the valley to the south. At the northwest end of the lake is a British Columbia Mountaineering Club cabin, open to the public. Camping is also allowed here.

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