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Mount Assiniboine over Lake Gloria.
Mount Assiniboine over Lake Gloria.
Wonderful views over Marvel, Terrapin and Lake Gloria to Alcantara, Eon, Aye, Assiniboine, Magog.
Wonderful views over Marvel, Terrapin and Lake Gloria to Alcantara, Eon, Aye, Assiniboine, Magog.
The "Matterhorn of the Rockies".
The "Matterhorn of the Rockies".
Views to Brussilof, Alcantara and Mount Eon (R) over Marvel Pass and Aurora Lake.
Views to Brussilof, Alcantara and Mount Eon (R) over Marvel Pass and Aurora Lake.
Beautiful Aurora Lake with Mount Byng and Aurora in the bg.
Beautiful Aurora Lake with Mount Byng and Aurora in the bg.
Hiking down from Healy Pass to the Healy Creek trail. Stunning larch views to The Monarch.
Hiking down from Healy Pass to the Healy Creek trail. Stunning larch views to The Monarch.
Hiking down from Healy Pass to the Healy Creek trail. Stunning larch views to The Monarch.
Hiking down from Healy Pass to the Healy Creek trail. Stunning larch views to The Monarch.
Hiking down from Healy Pass to the Healy Creek trail. Stunning larch views to The Monarch.
Hiking down from Healy Pass to the Healy Creek trail. Stunning larch views to The Monarch.
Hiking back up to Healy Pass. Views back to Natalko (L).
Hiking back up to Healy Pass. Views back to Natalko (L).
Descending to Talc Lake.
Descending to Talc Lake.
Descending to Talc Lake.
Descending to Talc Lake.
Mount Shanks which I climbed earlier this year.
Mount Shanks which I climbed earlier this year.
Hiking through the burn on the access slopes of Glendowan.
Hiking through the burn on the access slopes of Glendowan.
The Red Rock Parkway is stunning with fall colors and the burnt forest.
The Red Rock Parkway is stunning with fall colors and the burnt forest.
Views from near the Myosotis Lake outflow back to Ptarmigan and Pika Peak.
Views from near the Myosotis Lake outflow back to Ptarmigan and Pika Peak.
Hiking past Rock Isle Lake.
Hiking past Rock Isle Lake.
The Monarch over the Ramparts and Healy Meadows with larches.
The Monarch over the Ramparts and Healy Meadows with larches.
Ascending through larches to Healy Pass from Pharaoh Creek.
Ascending through larches to Healy Pass from Pharaoh Creek.
The outlet stream from Scarab to Egypt Lake.
The outlet stream from Scarab to Egypt Lake.
The outlet stream from Scarab to Egypt Lake.
The outlet stream from Scarab to Egypt Lake.
Wild views back past the treed buttress (R) to the unnamed peak over Mummy Lake.
Wild views back past the treed buttress (R) to the unnamed peak over Mummy Lake.
Descending back to the treed buttress with gorgeous views over Mummy Lake.
Descending back to the treed buttress with gorgeous views over Mummy Lake.
The Sunshine Ski resort with Eagle, Howard Douglas, Sundance and Brewster Rock.
The Sunshine Ski resort with Eagle, Howard Douglas, Sundance and Brewster Rock.
Mount Bourgeau over Harvey Pass.
Mount Bourgeau over Harvey Pass.
The Monarch over Larches in the Healy Meadows,
The Monarch over Larches in the Healy Meadows,
The ethereal beauty of the smaller, south Rainy Lake is enhanced by the larches surrounding it.
The ethereal beauty of the smaller, south Rainy Lake is enhanced by the larches surrounding it.
Great lighting on one of the Rainy Lakes and its larch forest with Jake Smith Peak rising above.
Great lighting on one of the Rainy Lakes and its larch forest with Jake Smith Peak rising above.
Incredible colors around the Middlepass Lakes.
Incredible colors around the Middlepass Lakes.
Pleasant late afternoon fall hiking up to Merlin Lake with the Wall of Jericho rising above.
Pleasant late afternoon fall hiking up to Merlin Lake with the Wall of Jericho rising above.
Molar Mountain rises over meadows on fire as we traverse around the NW shoulder of Skoki Mountain en route to Merlin Lake.
Molar Mountain rises over meadows on fire as we traverse around the NW shoulder of Skoki Mountain en route to Merlin Lake.
Oyster and Douglas along with the Red Deer Lakes.
Oyster and Douglas along with the Red Deer Lakes.
Upper Red Deer Lake.
Upper Red Deer Lake.
Descending the summit ridge.
Descending the summit ridge.
Looking back over the Red Deer Lakes.
Looking back over the Red Deer Lakes.
This is soul food.
This is soul food.
Red Deer Lakes are a special place in the fall.
Red Deer Lakes are a special place in the fall.
It's been over a dozen years since I saw Ptarmigan Lake looking remotely like this, with Lychnis (R), Mount St. Bride (C) and Mount Douglas (L) reflecting in it.
It's been over a dozen years since I saw Ptarmigan Lake looking remotely like this, with Lychnis (R), Mount St. Bride (C) and Mount Douglas (L) reflecting in it.
There's gold in them hills!
There's gold in them hills!
Greater and Middle Pharaoh Peaks rise dramatically over their namesake lake. Peaks such as Pilot, Brett, Black Brett and Bourgeau at distant left and center.
Greater and Middle Pharaoh Peaks rise dramatically over their namesake lake. Peaks such as Pilot, Brett, Black Brett and Bourgeau at distant left and center.
Howard Douglas Lake.
Howard Douglas Lake.
Howard Douglas Lake.
Howard Douglas Lake.
Mount Shanks on the left with Verendrye on the right.
Mount Shanks on the left with Verendrye on the right.
The mighty "A", Mount Assiniboine, and a larch forest.
The mighty "A", Mount Assiniboine, and a larch forest.
The mighty "A", Mount Assiniboine, and a larch forest.
The mighty "A", Mount Assiniboine, and a larch forest.
Larch brilliance from near Citadel Pass, looking back towards Mount Assiniboine in the far distance and Golden Mountain rising at left.
Larch brilliance from near Citadel Pass, looking back towards Mount Assiniboine in the far distance and Golden Mountain rising at left.
A wonderful view over the Valley of the Rocks back towards the mighty Mount Assiniboine.
A wonderful view over the Valley of the Rocks back towards the mighty Mount Assiniboine.
A wonderful view over the Valley of the Rocks back towards the mighty Mount Assiniboine.
A wonderful view over the Valley of the Rocks back towards the mighty Mount Assiniboine.
Larch forest on descent.
Larch forest on descent.
Great views of Terrapin (L) and Gloria Lakes beneath Marvel Pass.
Great views of Terrapin (L) and Gloria Lakes beneath Marvel Pass.
An island of brightly colored larches amongst a sea of grey, foreboding peaks. This is looking over Marvel Peak (C) towards the Blue Range and Mount Currie (L).
An island of brightly colored larches amongst a sea of grey, foreboding peaks. This is looking over Marvel Peak (C) towards the Blue Range and Mount Currie (L).
Standing on his hind legs, staring directly into my eyes he was pretty darn big.
Standing on his hind legs, staring directly into my eyes he was pretty darn big.
Wonderful panoramic views over Lake Magog, including the Cautley Traverse at left and Mount Assiniboine at right.
Wonderful panoramic views over Lake Magog, including the Cautley Traverse at left and Mount Assiniboine at right.
Incredible views over Cerulean Lake (L) and Sunburst Lake (R) towards Nub Peak and the Og Meadows.
Incredible views over Cerulean Lake (L) and Sunburst Lake (R) towards Nub Peak and the Og Meadows.
Brilliant colors of Cerulean Lake. Elizabeth Lake just visible at top.
Brilliant colors of Cerulean Lake. Elizabeth Lake just visible at top.
A wider view includes Elizabeth Lake in the foreground and Mount Magog and Sunburst Peaks at right.
A wider view includes Elizabeth Lake in the foreground and Mount Magog and Sunburst Peaks at right.
Great views of Sunburst Peak and Sunburst Lake.
Great views of Sunburst Peak and Sunburst Lake.
Gibraltar Rock.
Gibraltar Rock.
More Valley of the Rocks landscape.
More Valley of the Rocks landscape.
Mist and rain comes in towards me as I hike along an open section of trail coming into the Valley of the Rocks. But there's a sucker hole in the clouds!
Mist and rain comes in towards me as I hike along an open section of trail coming into the Valley of the Rocks. But there's a sucker hole in the clouds!
I was sweating already, early in the day. It was also raining on me intermittently as you can see from the water drops on the lens.
I was sweating already, early in the day. It was also raining on me intermittently as you can see from the water drops on the lens.
I give up... :)
I give up... 🙂
I had the whole area of Healy Pass all to myself!
I had the whole area of Healy Pass all to myself!
Scarab Lake with the Mummy Lake stream above.
Scarab Lake with the Mummy Lake stream above.
Waterfall and larches around the Mummy Lake drainage.
Waterfall and larches around the Mummy Lake drainage.
The Monarch does NOT look friendly today! Note the brilliantly lit larch forest coming off Sugarloaf in the foreground.
The Monarch does NOT look friendly today! Note the brilliantly lit larch forest coming off Sugarloaf in the foreground.
A wide angle view over the Egypt Lakes.
A wide angle view over the Egypt Lakes.
A bit wider view to the east with the clearing snow flurries and my long approach over Healy Pass at center.
A bit wider view to the east with the clearing snow flurries and my long approach over Healy Pass at center.
Looking over Sugarloaf Mountain and the larch forest near Mummy Lake towards The Monarch (L).
Looking over Sugarloaf Mountain and the larch forest near Mummy Lake towards The Monarch (L).
Yikes. My camera starts to overheat at the scene of a larch forest and The Monarch.
Yikes. My camera starts to overheat at the scene of a larch forest and The Monarch.
Looking back at Zigadenus Lake as we start ascending to Packer's Pass.
Looking back at Zigadenus Lake as we start ascending to Packer's Pass.
Zigadenus Lake.
Zigadenus Lake.
Beautiful view of Myosotis Lake from near Zigadenus Lake.
Beautiful view of Myosotis Lake from near Zigadenus Lake.
Myosotis Lake with the trail running alongside on the left, Ptarmigan looming on the left.
Myosotis Lake with the trail running alongside on the left, Ptarmigan looming on the left.
This is a magical spot - it was hard not to simply lie down and take a long nap here in the larch meadow
This is a magical spot - it was hard not to simply lie down and take a long nap here in the larch meadow
A magical early evening near the Red Deer River.
A magical early evening near the Red Deer River.
One of my favorite shots from the trip - another wild scene involving Mount Douglas and its larch covered lower northern slopes.
One of my favorite shots from the trip - another wild scene involving Mount Douglas and its larch covered lower northern slopes.
Gorgeous Drummond Lake complete with glacial ice bergs - this view alone made the whole trip worth it
Gorgeous Drummond Lake complete with glacial ice bergs - this view alone made the whole trip worth it
Beautiful larches (part of the "larch forest" Nugara mentions), the descent route goes down to the right here.
Beautiful larches (part of the "larch forest" Nugara mentions), the descent route goes down to the right here.
On the edge of the Rockies!
On the edge of the Rockies!
Panorama of Yarrow and Roche from the drive. The route goes from center to left following the ridge over two obvious bumps.
Panorama of Yarrow and Roche from the drive. The route goes from center to left following the ridge over two obvious bumps.
Look at all that PINK! This is looking back at Victoria Peak from about half way along the traverse. It's a long way.
Look at all that PINK! This is looking back at Victoria Peak from about half way along the traverse. It's a long way.
The locals don't mind if we share their scenery as long as we keep out of the way.
The locals don't mind if we share their scenery as long as we keep out of the way.
Incredible lighting on the lower Pocaterra Cirque valley and our approach.
Incredible lighting on the lower Pocaterra Cirque valley and our approach.
A tarn on the approach with Rae at left and Arethusa at right in the background.
A tarn on the approach with Rae at left and Arethusa at right in the background.
More great views of the fall colors and Smuts Creek.
More great views of the fall colors and Smuts Creek.
Seven Veil Falls
Seven Veil Falls
Lake Oesa with Victoria, Lefroy, Glacier and Ringrose (L to R) rising above.
Lake Oesa with Victoria, Lefroy, Glacier and Ringrose (L to R) rising above.
Descending from the Ledge Route to Lake Oesa with Lefroy (L), Glacier (C) and Ringrose (R) looming above.
Descending from the Ledge Route to Lake Oesa with Lefroy (L), Glacier (C) and Ringrose (R) looming above.
The ledges high line traverse is one of my favorite hikes I've done in the Rockies.
The ledges high line traverse is one of my favorite hikes I've done in the Rockies.
Mary, O'Hara and Yukness Lakes. (L to R) Wiwaxy at far right
Mary, O'Hara and Yukness Lakes. (L to R) Wiwaxy at far right
Opabin Lake reflects Mount Stephen with Odaray on the left.
Opabin Lake reflects Mount Stephen with Odaray on the left.
The Opabin Plateau.
The Opabin Plateau.
One of my absolute favorite views from the entire day. From L to R, Mount Owen, Schaffer Lake, Odaray, Steven and Cathedral.
One of my absolute favorite views from the entire day. From L to R, Mount Owen, Schaffer Lake, Odaray, Steven and Cathedral.
Another wide panorama of the Lake O'hara region.
Another wide panorama of the Lake O'hara region.
Nature's incredible color scheme in the waters of Hungabee Lake (L) and Opabin Lake (R).
Nature's incredible color scheme in the waters of Hungabee Lake (L) and Opabin Lake (R).
McArthur Lake is stunning in the early morning lighting. Park and Owen are very attractive mountains.
McArthur Lake is stunning in the early morning lighting. Park and Owen are very attractive mountains.