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Quartz Ridge
Banff National Park, Alberta
May 1, 1999

This is the most expensive snowshoe trip I've done. Our group, the Hotel Outdoor Group, bought chair lift tickets to take us up to Sunshine Meadows. After getting a lift, we snowshoed up Quartz Ridge.


After leaving the chair lift, we set off for Quartz Ridge on the right


We gained little elevation at first


Quartz Hill and Quartz Ridge ahead


A closer look


View to the northeast


Looking back as we started to climb


Ascending Quartz Ridge


Odd cloud formation


Snowshoeing up the slope


Nearing the summit


On Quartz Ridge looking at Quartz Hill


This ptarmigan appears undisturbed by our presence, or too cold to move!

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