Ross Lake hike

DSC02970A beautiful blue sky day greeted six of us and we followed the old 1A highway, now called the Great Divide Trail, for 2 km to the Ross Lake Trail and up it to the lake. This is a great place for lunch and to enjoy the view. For me it was also a time to remember 1999 and the Swiss Guides Centennial climb I did of Little Popes Peak up behind the peak on the left side of this photo. Diny Harrison, the first Canadian woman to become a full fledged mountain guide, was my guide. For us, after lunch, we followed the narrow trail that stayed high and came out at the Lake O’Hara Road. We had to climb over some trees that had fallen across the trail. Occasional bits of pink┬áheather were seen and one beautiful bunch of butterwort flowers. I had hoped to find the trail along Cataract Brook, but it seems to have disappeared and we had to hike the 2 km on the road to the parking lot. Total: 8.6 km hike.

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