Effects of Climate Change: Waterfall Fire Ecology Hike™At Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort, learn about the effects of climate change. Hike through our fire-licked forest, following the river to waterfalls that cascade into a deep, volcanic cavern. Here, a sapphire blue lake shimmers at the base of rugged, steep slopes...
The hike to this spectacular lake has always been a favourite with our guests. Since wildfire has transformed the landscape so remarkably, we've created a path that follows the verdant refugia zone along the river bed (area that survived the forest fire).
This is an Indiana Jones type experience where you clamber over boulders, swing off burnt tree roots and traipse through the willows and long grasses that line the river bank to find yourself suddenly perched above the first set of waterfalls. In this lush green, humidity dome, you'll witness a stunning contrast between it and the severe burn all around.
When its time to take a break from your Nature studies, enjoy an open air shower, or cool off at the second set of falls in the natural Jacuzzi, a deep bubbly pool that is formed by the constant pounding of river water upon the rocks below.
The third waterfall has a significant drop, thundering into the lake, and you can admire it safely from below after your guide leads you down into the bottom of the crater. Once there, those keen on fishing may cast a line into the lake for wild rainbow trout.