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Reflections in Moraine

Larch Valley

Heading to Sentinal Pass

Golden Larches


Ann and John approach Sentinel Pass

A lone larch in front of Moraine Lake

The trail to Eiffel Lake

Larch needles



Dale watches his step

Larches in front of glacial moraine


The gang on the way back

The forecast said sunny and 18C for today so we thought it would be the perfect day to get one more look at the larch trees before the needles all fall off. Once again, the forecasters got it wrong and it was cloudy and 5C with a few flurries on and off. But we still enjoyed the trip into Larch Valley where the larches remain golden. We were joined by John, Ena and our friend Ann from Toronto who was visiting for the weekend. Our plan had been to do the loop up over Sentinel Pass and out through Paradise Valley but the trail was covered in ice and the wind was howling on the switchbacks to the pass, so we turned around and did a detour to Eiffel Lake instead. A beautiful hike with the bright larches against the black and white glacial moraines. And Moraine Lake was an amazing colour of blue. Looks like the hiking season is coming to an end unless we get a few more warm days!

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