Goat Mountain (reconnaissance)
Kananaskis, Alberta
December 24, 2001

We took advantage of Spray Lakes Reservoir being frozen to walk across it and explore the lower slopes of Goat Mountain. We didn't climb high – only 350 m gain – because of deep snow and avalanche risk, nor did we expect to. It was just interesting to hike cross the reservoir and view a few mountains from the other side.

The trip was noteworthy not only for frozen lake scenery but also because the fresh perspective gave me the idea of ascending an unnamed peak below Mount Lougheed: Little Lougheed.


Looking south down Spray Lakes Reservoir


Mount Sparrowhawk


First and second peaks of Mount Lougheed, Little Lougheed bottom right


Rimwall


Windtower


View from the west shore of Spray Lakes Reservoir


Crystals on the lake took on the appearance of roses (mouse over for a close-up).


Windtower, Mount Lougheed and Mount Sparrowhawk

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