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hiking
10 hours ago

Great hike.... Very hard climb up the face to the top. Some fairly big boulders. If you stay climbers left it is easier up and then down a scree slope rather then the boulder field.

Incredible views across the valley, a bit of snow on the peaks makes the mountains texture stand out. Tough hike but with the views it's not a slog.

Did this one Oct 15, 2017. Well established trail, first part along Upper Kananaskis Lake is a gradual incline. Then gets more steep as you go away from Upper Kananaskis Lake towards Rawson Lake. Used crampons on the steeper part and they were so helpful. Highly recommended. A little snow and ice which gradually got deeper towards Rawson Lake. I would rate the trail from the parking lot to Rawson as easy but I would rate the trail from Rawson Lake to Sarrail Ridge as hard. It's very steep. I wouldn't attempt it without crampons but there were lots of younger people doing it in runners. To me that's too dangerous. The snow at the top was about knee deep but the views of both Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes was gorgeous.
Btw there is a potty at Rawson Lake but make sure to bring your own toilet paper.

Nice easy hike to beautiful falls. Getting across the river at the beginning of the trail without getting wet is tricky - best to have an extra pair of shoes to cross the river with. Quiet trail as we did not see anyone else on the hike today.

hiking
1 day ago

Amazing views!

hiking
1 day ago

Little snow packed the day we went, mostly forested till the end. The traffic was enough that the trail was carved out on the snow n was passable. It's a steady incline for 5 km. There is camping allowed at Taylor Lake, nothing fancy, no fires. The view at the lake is gorgeous. Our walk back turned to mud near the end, and was Thick.

hiking
2 days ago

great hike was a bit slick in some places

hiking
2 days ago

Muddy trail, off and on sleet. The first few kilometres of the trail are rather boring but the side trail to the lake breaks it up and is beautiful.

hiking
4 days ago