This is a continuation of the post from last week where the hike stopped at the Maccarib campground.
[35-Morning sun on Ramparts from the Maccarib Campground - click to enlarge]
The trail from the Maccarib Campground to the Amethyst Campground is 3 km over a trail that is sometimes muddy.
[36-Morning sun on northly portion of the Ramparts over the Tonquin Valley]
[37- Wildflowers on trail]
[38 -Hikers on trail to Amethyst Lakes]
[39 - Ramparts and Amethyst Lakes]
[40 - Ramparts and Amethyst Lakes]
[41- Ametheyst Lake and the Ramparts - click to enlarge]
[42-Moving away from the Ramparts and Amethyst Lakes]
The Amethyst campground has eight sites, bear cables, tables and privy. Campfires are not permitted in the Tonquin Valley.
The Tonquin Valley is actually a 5 km-long pass whose broad crest cradles the Amethyst Lakes set at the base of the Ramparts.
Photo Credits: -brilang CC=nc-sa-flickr, -Feffef CC=nc-sa-flickr.
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