Shaun and Zosia walk past a long line of cars parked on the side of the highway. The Arnica Lake trailhead is about three hundred metres away.
|From the highway, the trail initially descends about 130 metres to Vista Lake.|
|Zosia and Shaun reach the shore of Vista Lake. Behind them is Mount Whymper.|
|Shaun and Zosia cross a boardwalk over Altrude Creek.|
|Most of the 575-metre ascent to Arnica Lake is in forest.|
|A small clearing higher up the trail grants this view to the northwest.|
|Larches adorn the northeastern face of Mount Storm's north ridge.|
|Whitecaps attest to the windiness at Arnica Lake on this day. At left is Arnica Ridge.|
|Shaun and Zosia hike up the trail which eventually leads to Twin Lakes.|
|After leaving the trail to Twin Lakes, Zosia and Shaun follow a beaten path up Arnica Ridge.|
This is looking east from Arnica Ridge to Copper Mountain at far left.
|Larches abound below the northeast outlier of Storm Mountain.|
Near the high point of Arnica Ridge (2308 metres) is this view to the south of Twin Lakes and Gibbon Pass.
|Shaun and Zosia go as far as where the ridge abuts steeper terrain guarding Storm Mountain's northeast outlier.|
|This is looking down on Arnica Lake from the end of Arnica Ridge.|
|Zosia, Shaun and Sonny immerse themselves among larches on Arnica Ridge.|
|Zosia looks eastward from an open section of Arnica Ridge.|
|Zosia stops again at Arnica Lake on the way out.|
|Shaun and Zosia check out a conglomerate outcrop beside the trail not far below the trailhead.|
Distance: 13.6 kilometres
Round-Trip Time: 5 hours 24 minutes
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 947 metres