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Exploring Garibaldi Park, Volume 2, 1977

Article from Exploring Garibaldi Park: Volume 2. Author is Dan Bowers. Published in 1977. Describes the Mamquam Lake Trail from Elfin Lakes.

Mamquam Lake Trail, Exploring Garibaldi Park: Volume 2, Dan Bowers, 1977 (631 KB)

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Photo: Pyramid Mountain above Mamquam Lake


A Guide to Ski Touring in the Lower Coast Range, 1983

Article from A Guide to Ski Touring in the Lower Coast Range. Authors are Bruce Blackwell, Alan Dibb, Jay Page and Paul Phillips. Published in 1983. Describes the Mamquam Mountain Trail, which is the same as the Darling Lake Heritage Trail.

Mamquam Mountain, A Guide to Ski Touring in the Lower Coast Range, Blackwell, Bruce; Dibb, Alan; Page, Jay; and Phillips, Paul, 1983 (296 KB)

The map on the second page shows the ascent route of the heritage Darling Lake Trail.

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Photo: The upper lake on the standard route to Mamquam Mountain. Darling Peak behind.


A Guide to Climbing and Hiking in Southwestern British Columbia, 1986

A Guide to Climbing and Hiking In Southwestern British Columbia.  Author is Bruce Fairley.  Published in 1986 by Gordon Soules Book Publishers Ltd. Describes the Darling Lake Heritage Trail.

Entry on Mamquam Mountain accessed by Darling Ridge and Skookum Creek in:

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Note:  the lake referred to as GR 082130 in this book is Darling Lake


Diamond Head brochure from circa 1950

The Brandvolds and Mathews operated a lodge at Elfin Lakes up to around 1964. They envisaged cabins extending north to Garibaldi Lake and east to Mamquam Mountain.

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