With the sun shining again Sarah and I headed off to our favourite place for the afternoon, Upper Kananaskis Lake. This simply stunning lake has been our favourite place since we found it 3 years ago and I suspect it will stay that way. There are dozens of different hikes here, several other lakes, high mountain meadows, wildlife and even fishing. Today the water has been drastically lowered whilst they do some work on the outlet (which provides hydroelectricity to the Alberta grid) The lower waters meant we could walk along the isthmus trail for 3km before dropping down to the lake and walking back on the shore. As always when Sarah comes along we had a picnic, which meant sharing with the Golden Mantled Ground Squirrels that live by the lake. We had a fantastic day driving home via Ghost Lake to avoid the heavy traffic on the TransCanada Highway. Click smaller images for captioned gallery.
With Sunday promising highs of -6 in the mountains Sarah and I wrapped up and set off for Kananaskis Lakes. We packed the snowshoes but after a week of warming they were not needed and they stayed in the truck as we wandered the lakeshore. I always say that this place rewards those who make the journey here and today was no exception. As the sun shone down the mist rose up from the lake and engulfed a small island of backlit fir trees, what a wonderfully serene moment. We sat for a few minutes watching the mist wash around the trees before returning to our wander. Click smaller images below for larger captioned versions.
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