11 hours ago
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Coulee and I hiked up from Cameron Lake to Summit Lake and then another 4 km to the ridge. I think Summit Lake is one of my favourite hikes. It is only 4 km through forest and flower filled meadows to this super pretty little lake.
I think the best thing about this trip was that I had my own personal sherpa! Coulee wore her new backpack and I got her to carry the water, the food and even the car keys. All I carried was my camera. It was wonderful! I don't think I would have made it to the top otherwise.
So Cameron Lake (where I started) is the big lake on the left. The snow on the far side of the lake is actually in the USA. You can see a small lake just to the right of Cameron (I don't know what lake that is) and then the next lake over (and a little farther in front) is Summit where the picture above was taken.
In the picture below, Summit is on the left side and you can see a bit of the path off to the right.
This is the view on the other side of the ridge. In the far back, you can see the prairies. It was a pretty hazy day, but on a clear day you can even make out a windmill down there. The lakes in this picture are Carthew Lakes.
Coulee also took a moment to enjoy the view after all her hard work up the mountain.
Thanks Coulee for carrying all the supplies yesterday. I knew there was a reason I didn't bring Lacey instead. :)
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