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Taylor Lake
Banff National Park, Alberta
October 3, 1999

Distance: 13.2 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 900 m

Taylor Lake is reached by hiking up a boring 6.3 km trail. For our effort, we were rewarded in seeing a large lake in a hanging valley. Don't Waste Your Time in the Rockies rates this as two stars, but with snow limiting our activities, it was worthwhile seeing for this time of year.

Pete and I, along with Sean, Roberta, Dan and Cheryl, hiked to Taylor Lake. Not content to stop at the lake, we continued up the trail almost to the pass that connects to Consolation Valley. Actually, Pete made it all the way to the pass. But we didn't need to get to the pass to take in the snow-covered mountains.

Sean, Pete, Roberta, Cheryl and Dan

Taylor Creek

Taylor Lake

Taking a break

Hiking along the shore

Looking back down the lake

Climbing above the lake

Looking down at Taylor Lake

Taking a break near the pass

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