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Quartz Ridge
Banff National Park, Alberta
May 1, 1999

This is the most expensive snowshoe trip I've done. Our group, the Hostel Outdoor Group, bought chair lift tickets to take us up to Sunshine Meadows. After getting a lift, we snowshoed up Quartz Ridge.

After leaving the chair lift, we set off for Quartz Ridge on the right

We gained little elevation at first

Quartz Hill and Quartz Ridge ahead

A closer look

View to the northeast

Looking back as we started to climb

Ascending Quartz Ridge

Odd cloud formation

Snowshoeing up the slope

Nearing the summit

On Quartz Ridge looking at Quartz Hill

This ptarmigan appears undisturbed by our presence, or too cold to move!

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