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Lost Lake
Kananaskis, Alberta
September 16, 2017

A lake isn't my usual destination and on this trip it wasn't our primary objection. But when we couldn't reach peak 23842 east of Lost Lake, we settled on reaching the lake. Zora, Goulfia, Alina, Michael and I hiked 4.3 km up the Lillian Lake trail before turning off onto the primitive path for Lost Lake. A short way along the trail, we turned off for the unnamed peak. We entered a valley and followed a faint trail only to find it soon petered out. We continued a short distance, bushwhacking along a steep slope, but when the foliage became too dense, we returned to the Lost Lake trail.

This trail isn't maintained and we encountered some deadfall. Even so, it brought us to the lake. It's a nice enough lake, and unlike popular Lillian Lake, we were glad to have it to ourselves.

KML and GPX Tracks


Starting down the trail


Crossing the bridge over Kananaskis River


Crossing one of the smaller bridges


Picturesque stream junction


Coming up to another bridge


The trail briefly follows a dry creekbed


After leaving the trail to Lillian Lake we took the primitive path to Lost Lake


Passing Guinn's cabin


Fallen trees covered a trail section


We reached the snow line


The final stretch to the lake was along a dry creek bed


Lost Lake


Looking east at the peak we had originally set out for


Larches were just starting to turn


82 J/14 Spray Lakes Reservoir

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