Trip Start Jul 07, 2001
8Trip End Jul 14, 2001
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In the morning I drove to Moraine Lake and was rewarded with some lovely views and reflections of the lake.
Back to Lake Louise where I went on a STEEP hike to Mirror Lake. I don't know what it is with these Canadians and their steep trails. There were quite a few old folks struggling their way up at the beginning of the trail. Somehow I doubt they'll make it. I zipped past most everyone and made it to Mirror Lake. Lake Agnes was just a bit further up so I continued on and saw that one too.
Went through town to pick up some postcards and had some ice cream while there. I drove to Kootenay Nat'l Park to see Marble Canyon and the Paint Pots. Marble Canyon was pretty and the water had a creamy, milky look to it. I dipped my foot in and it was ice cold (shockingly cold). The Paint Pots were kinda lame - just an area with extra iron in the soil so it's kinda orangey. On to Johnston Canyon for a short hike to see the upper and lower falls.
I considered going to the Lake Louise hostel for drinks this evening, but just went back to the campsite for dinner.
Where I stayed