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Panorama taken on the lake

Upper Kananaskis Falls
Kananaskis, Alberta
March 9, 2002

There is little to say about snowshoeing to Upper Kananaskis Falls as our route was simple. Dinah and I followed the north shore of Upper Kananaskis Lake until we reached the far end. Before reaching it, we crossed over a peninsula where we gained and lost 50 m of elevation.

From the west shore, we followed the creek to the Upper Kananaskis Falls. Although the effort was minimal because there was little elevation gain, the views were open as we crossed the lake. Our only concern was crossing below the avalanche slope at 294103. There seemed little likelihood of an avalanche reaching the lake, but it seemed prudent keep our distance here.

Snowshoeing across the lake (mouse over to look back)

Almost at the other side of the lake. Unnamed peaks ahead.

We made our way through some trees at the end of the lake

Lower Kananaskis Falls ahead

There is little to see of the falls because of the thick snow layer

The snow depth was level with the bridge railing

Heading back down the falls

Back at the edge of the lake

Skirting broken ice

82 J/11 Kananaskis Lakes

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