From the lofty meadows by the highest of the Silver Basin tarns, gaze out at the Quintet Peaks, Sextet Ridge, Septet Range, Chalice Ridge and the summits by Bugaboo Pass. The midday colours with pastel glaciers, the reflective tarns and the wildflowers are what really motivate us to keep coming back. The damp meadows sway with stems of purple asters, paintbrush and many other species. When the flowers are at their best, so are the many species of biting bugs.
A short climb from the highest tarn leads to the ridge where you can see a close-up view of Snowpatch Spire.
As with other Bugaboo area hikes, the helicopter traffic is audibly evident. Fly-overs and heli-hikers may visit this basin a couple times a day in summer. However, I have not found them interfering with our enjoyment of the region. Silver Basin remains a place of calm, contrasting the busy and dramatic energy of the rest of the Bugaboos.