Fossil Mountain


elevation: 2,946 m. height gain: 1,325 m.
area: Skoki Area,AB map 82 N/8
2006-Jul-26


Ref: Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies
on the access road


Hiking the Lake Louise ski area access road to the trailhead.
Scramble: Hiking with a good buddy, Val and his lady friend Yui. Camped at Hidden Lake campground. The place was fully booked. The following morning we set off early to beat the crowds. The scramble is very easy and the view is phenomenal; we love coming to this area. Some guy who was already at the top pulled out a huge satellite phone and started conversing with a friend; neat! We took our time returning, the weather was fantastic. Winston was excited and well behaved, staying with the pack. We explored Redoubt Lake and came around the south shore of Ptarmigan Lake.
near the halfway hut


Near the halfway hut and the junction to Hidden Lake campground.


along the way


Along the way.


fossil in the background


Fossil Mountain in the background.


ptarmigan lake


Ptarmigan Lake.


redoubt


Mount Redoubt.


fossil


A closer look at Fossil's ascent.


at the top


Self-timed summit picture.


winston


Winston sitting pretty in the wild flowers.


towards redoubt


Heading towards Redoubt on our way back.
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