c48 Whistler Green Lake Cycle Loop 35k - a chain of 5 lakes
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- GPX files can be opened by most GPS software apps when KMZ cannot. Note, GPX files do not contain custom colours and icons that we use on our maps; all tracks and icons will appear the same colours and styles. We recommend using KMZ instead when possible.
- GPX-Garmin are GPX files that we have optimized for older Garmin units that only display tracks that contain 500 points or less (such as Garmin eTrex units).
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About the Journey:
What a great way to experience much of the Whistler Area. The section over Green Lake is quite challenging but rewarding. The cycling route closer in to the villages is well known and an absolute joy. Overall it takes in the chain of 5 lakes that make up the Whistler area - Apha Lake, Nita Lake, Alice Lake, Lost Lake and Green Lake. Alta Lake and lakes north of it drains northward while Nita Lake and lakes south of it drains to the south. It will take up to hours to complete the whole route with visiting and lunch stops. Some may choose to just do the easier loop within the village as well as other loops as can be seen on the map. It is best done in a clockwise direction.
Water flows - how the water out of Whistler reaches the Pacific Ocean
Alta Lake - Alta River- Green Lake - Green River - Lillooet River-Lillooet Lake- Harrison Lake-Harrison River- Fraser River
Nta Lake - Alpha Lake - Milar Creek - Cheakamus - Squamish River - Howe Sound