Has been three years since I last was at Joffre Lakes, north of Pemberton, and shocked and dismayed at the changes to the trail. The original trail has been bulldozed down and filled with gravel so while easily accessible, there were literally hundreds of ill-prepared people (ie wearing flips flops, no water, etc -- think of the Chief on a weekend) coming and going. Parking was madness. If you go there and are as dismayed as I, please write an email to the BC Ministry of Environment and BC Parks. While it's wonderful people are wanting to be outside and hiking, accessibility should not trump over sustainability and stewardship. I won't go during the summer any more.