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Lost Lake and Missing Lake
Banff, Alberta
January 13, 2001

Distance: 8.4 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 150 m

Finding Lost Lake and Missing Lake may sound like folly, but that's what I, along with the Hostel Outdoor Group, set out to do. Lost Lake can be reached by a trail from HWY 1 in the summer, but in the winter there is no trail and nowhere to park. Lost Lake is about 8 km northwest of Lake Louise.

So for our snowshoe trip, we parked on HWY 93 and headed west. Guided by GPS, we had no trouble finding Lost Lake. We had lunch on the west shore before looking south for nearby Missing Lake. We found Missing Lake and headed back, making a loop trip.

KML and GPX Tracks

Dinah, Sarah, Dale and Vic cross Bow River

Dinah takes a fall early in the trip

Looking northeast at the south end of Mount Hector

View towards Waputik Peak from Lost Lake

Stopping for lunch

Leaving Lost Lake

We spread out on Missing Lake

Heading back

82 N/8 Lake Louise

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