Three Isle Lake
I joined Pete Irwin and friends on a two-day backpack trip to Three Isle Lake, a trip that began at Upper Kananaskis Lake. After reaching Three Isle Lake, Pete and Phil, without so much as sitting down, raced off to climb Mount Worthington. I, on the other hand, was too tired and needed a break. But after relaxing for an hour, I grew restless. I couldn't catch up to Pete and Phil, so I decided to try to ascend a nearby unnamed peak (GR228099). However, well before reaching the summit, I was rebuffed by cliffs.
I returned to our campsite at Three Isle Lake and waited with the others for Pete and Phil to return. By the time they got back and we all had dinner, it was getting dark, so our group settled in for a cold night.
The next day, after breakfast and shaking off the chill, all seven of us set off for Lake Beatty where a few of the group braved its cold waters and jumped in. Afterwards we relaxed under a warm sun before returning to our campsite, collected our gear, and hiked back to our cars.
One of these days I'd like to return to Three Isle Lake and scramble up one of the named peaks.
Bridge over Kananaskis River
Jackie, Fiona, Gayle, Joe, Phil, and Pete
Taking a break
Waterfall (mouse over for another view)
We used a chain to climb up the headwall but on the way back,
we found a work crew had started building a staircase nearby
View from the headwall
Mount Worthington above Three Isle Lake
Looking back at the lake after starting up GR228099
The view before turning back. Mount Putnik on the right.
Looking south at an unnamed peak
Reflecting my attempt
The next morning frost attests to a cold night
Thawing out after a frigid night
Setting off for Beatty Lake. Mount Beatty ahead.
Phil and Pete splash Jackie
Heading back to Three Isle Lake campground
Back on the bridge
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