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Fri, Jul 6 2018 - Sunshine Meadows (with Gondola and Standish Chair rides) (View Original Event Details)

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Write Up:
Everybody loves a parade or so the saying goes. On this fine Stampede Parade Day, seven of us decided to head to Sunshine Meadows to see a parade of a different sort -- the beautiful flowers in bloom in the alpine meadows. The hills were indeed alive with yellow and white flowers with a few of the early blooming red paintbrush flowers scattered about. We took the gondola to the village, then the Standish Chair to the top. It was a clear calm warm day. With the elevation gain behind us, we sauntered down to the Standish Lookout, then down to the Simpson lookout, along Grizzly Lake then around Laryx. New this year is a rest area with several park benches along the shady shores of Laryx Lake. At the end of the loop, we decided to walk down to the gondola instead of climbing up to take the Standish Chair down. It was about 11 km (the map on the Sunshine site does not show the distances). Even though it was a Friday, there were quite a few people and families -- but all respected the signs to stay on the trail. All in all a beautiful day and well worth the price of the lift ticket!



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