We headed deep into Strathcona yesterday, started early had the place to ourselves and got the best weather, it stated clouding over when we left the lake and on our way out we must have encountered 30 people heading in. Long weekend gongshows..
Bridge over Butterwort Creek
You follow the Elk River Valley the whole way, 11Km one way with only 600M elevation gain so pretty flat.
Looking at Elkhorn Mountain, the second highest mountain on the Island (The Golden Hinde is 3 Feet taller)
Oooh what have we here?
Impressive chunk of rock.
This is what we came here for, Mt Colonel Foster and Landslide lake, back in the 40's a big chunk broke off and caused a landslide into the lake below, which flooded out the river valley below. The last kilometer or so you hike up the spillway.
You can clearly see the spillway here.