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View northeast from a clearing includes Lipalian and Protection Mountains

Temple Lake Ridge
Banff National Park, Alberta
March 30, 2002

The unnamed ridge east of Temple Lake looked like a good destination for snowshoeing. Dinah and I parked at the overflow campground 6 km east of Lake Louise and headed up the slope. After crossing Moraine Lake Road and Moraine Lake Trail, we made our way up the ridge.

We decided to turn back when we couldn't keep to the ridge because of rocky terrain, and ascending the open west slopes looked dangerous because of the avalanche risk. Even though we didn't make the summit, it was an enjoyable outing. I only wish it hadn't been so cloudy so we could have had better views.


We start up on easy terrain


Dinah makes her way up the other side of a ravine


After crossing the Moraine Lake Trail we followed an opening in the trees


West is Little Temple


Panorama Ridge lies to the east


Looking down the open ridge we ascended. Dinah is on the right.


We turned back soon after this point


Lipalian Mountain


Dinah strikes a pose


82 N/8 Lake Louise

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