Skirting along the shoreline of the lake brings you to a fork in the trail. Heading left takes you to the more accessible Hanging Lake, and right heads in the direction of Beverley Lake. The marked trail to Beverley ends shortly after and in the interest of preserving its wilderness, this is also where my directions end.
Descending to the base of the lake we were surprised to find not one, but two other groups that had already set up camp. Despite the company, and being so close to civilisation (mobile reception is readily available for most of the hike), it was hard not to feel isolated. After wolfing down a gourmet selection of dehydrated meals, we tucked in for the night. Sleep was not the easy to find following the discovery of a particularly large and fairly fresh set of bear tracks no more than fifty metres from our campsite.
Images and words by Cam Kelsey