Sat, Jul 8 2017 - Paradise Valley & Giant Steps & Horseshoe Lake (View Original Event Details)

Event Coordinator(s): Andra
Participants:Andra, Darlene S, Leena S, Tanya M, Beth, Christy, Dave M, Marion M, gigi


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Write Up:
We are not sure what words other than incredible, amazing, beautiful, breathtaking could describe our adventure into the Giant Steps, Horseshoe Lake, Paradise Valley and Lake Annette today. It was just one of those days, you know, one of those days! We arrived at the Paradise Valley Trail Head Parking Lot at 8:15am only to see all the spots were already taken so we needed to create one. The distance and elevation planned for the day were exceeded when all was said and done so the COC Rating was upgraded to a D7. With a joint effort by everyone, we were able to find our way to the “Horseshoe Lake” with sits at the base of Horseshoe Glacier. We were in awe of the beauty. We invested a significant amount of time here as it was deserving of that. The scenery was incredible and the weather was perfect. We owned it outright and commented that Moraine Lake and Lake Louise were probably packed and here we were in the middle all on our own. Putting our route finding skills to the test, we were successful in making a loop and finding our way back to the Giant Steps. This place truly is paradise! Thank you Darlene and Dave for being our drivers today. Thank you everyone for joining me today and I hope to share more trails with you again. Andra



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