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Elephant Rocks
Kananaskis, Alberta
December 5, 2003

Distance: 10.3 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 350 m

Elephant Rocks are a pile of boulders near Chester Lake in Kananaskis. Following the trail we used to reach Mount Galatea in the summer, we snowshoed to the Rocks. After exploring them, we pushed on to the edge of the valley north of Chester Lake, but a snow squall moved in, defeating both the view and our enthusiasm. We turned around. Of course, by the time we reached the parking lot, the sun had come out!

The trail to Chester Lake

Arriving at the lake

The snow level was well up the sign post

Heading to the trees on our left

Trail to Elephant Rocks

Stopping to take photos before the rocks

Elephant Rocks

Dinah checks out a pointed rock

Smaller boulders can be found too

Climbing up

Wayne climbs to the top of one of the rocks

Wayne explores the rocks

I viewed Dinah from a tiny cave (mouse over to see the cave)

Heading back to the Rocks after turning around from the valley

On the way back to the parking lot

82 J/14 Spray Lakes Reservoir

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