Captured: Black Tusk Hike
This is a tad late but a month ago me and a couple friends completed what I consider one of Whistler’s classic hikes. I suggest avoiding the weekends for this one as camping at Garibaldi Lake in August can get a bit busy. The weather wasn’t perfect but we still had a great trip. We started our hike at the Rubble Creek parking lot and hiked the 9km up the barrier to Garibaldi Lake. The next day we broke camp and left our packs at the Black Tusk junction and continued up before summiting Black Tusk proper. We then continued on to spend the next night at the lightly used Helm Creek campground where we had a rainy night before hiking out across the Cheakamus River to the Cheakamus Lake parking lot.
View looking back at Garibaldi Lake from the Black Tusk trail. Read more