Hidden Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Guest Post by Jessica Coupe
Hidden Lake finally thawed a week ago. As it isn’t a BC Provincial Park
(proved so by no amenities, i.e. outhouses) we were free to visit.
(The BC Provincial parks were closed due to Covid-19).
A small group of us went out for some social distancing kayaking.
The lake was small and beautiful. The “hidden” part became apparent
when we paddled around a corner and discovered it was bigger—
there was a whole northern arm to be explored.
We passed a loon and a few beaver lodges. Didn’t see the beaver though.
Evergreens edged the shoreline. Bright spring green shone through old growth.
We kayaked round the lake. For lunch we returned to the open area
where we had parked the vehicles.
One of the group brought a homemade dandelion cake for dessert.
It tasted like carrot cake.
A friendly squirrel nibbled a pine cone in a tree near us as we ate.
Thank you so much, Jessica. It does my soul good to know people are getting out to enjoy nature again! Thank you also for your wonderful photos. The lake area was indeed beautiful.
For directions to Hidden Lake and additional information check this hiker’s website:
Interested in trying the Dandelion Cake?
I should NOT have to say this, but just in case you haven’t thought about it:
Please make certain the dandelion blossoms you use to make this cake have NOT been treated with any chemical weed killers or any other chemicals. If you get sick, the responsibility is your own.
Believe it or not, Dandelion Cake recipes abound. Type it in your browser and search for yourself or search the two links provided below.
1. A recipe similar to the one used to make the cake may be found on this Detroit News website: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/life/columnists/kate-lawson/2016/05/19/dandelion-cake/84620140/
2. This recipe is gluten-free: http://www.forestandfauna.com/dandelion-lemon-paleo-cupcakes/
Until next time . . . Travel Light,
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