Glacier Lake, July 2010

4:54 p.m. on October 16, 2012 (EDT)
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One guy called it our private Lake Louise. Same kind of lake, but without the hotel or the tourists.

Just 9 km in from the highway and only about 125 metres of elevation gain each way.

The trail crosses the Saskatchewan River as it descends from the mountains' It follows the Howse upstream from its confluence for a while before turning up over a treed ridge and dropping down to Glacier Lake. A nice shoulder season hike, usually clear of snow much longer than any of the higher trails.


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Saskatchewan River
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Howse River Pass
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Spruce Grouse
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Lunch break
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First glimpse
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Then this
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Lyell Glacier straight ahead
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Tents went up

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Windbreak at the campsite. There is an icy wind that blows down from the glaciers all day. Chilling even on a nice day.

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Tiny cabin left behind by the rangers, maybe 8 x 10' with a 6 ft ceiling. Hard to imagine living there all winter.

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Went for a walk to the top of the lake...
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And took a break.
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Headed back and made supper, then went to bed.
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Morning light
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Then back out
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5:30 p.m. on October 16, 2012 (EDT)
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Good gosh that flat smooth water is like GLASS! It is SCREAMING for my yak to glide through it. Love the report!

10:02 p.m. on October 16, 2012 (EDT)
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Beautiful Lake!

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