An unplanned hike over the Sentinel Pass

An unplanned hike over the Sentinel Pass

Round the world trip: Day 340. Another day of hiking in the Canadian mountains.

I had to see Lake Moraine again. The weather was better than the first time I had been there. I loved it. It’s definitely one of the most beautiful lakes I’ve ever seen. But there are a bunch of things spoiling the place and the experience. Shall I mention them? I’ll look at the bright side this time.

Look at the colour of the lake from the trail high above. I loved it. You can see the lake shining from afar.

Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake
The Valley of the Ten Peaks
The Valley of the Ten Peaks

I went hiking to Eiffel lake. It was a nice short hike. There were hardly any people around and I loved how beautiful and peaceful the place was. After having a snack, I went back to the turnoff and hiked to Minnestimma lakes through Larch valley. I hadn’t planned this at all. The hike plan was developing on the go.

Eiffel Lake
Eiffel Lake
The Valley of the Ten Peaks with Moraine Lake shining in the distance
Minnestimma Lake
Minnestimma Lake

And I just couldn’t stop at Minnestima lakes so I went up to the Sentinel Pass (2.611 m) offering views of two valleys – the Valley of Ten Peaks (where Lake Moraine is) and the Paradise Valley. Stunning views they were.

 

I hiked down to the Paradise Valley which was not easy hiking. I wouldn’t have wanted to go up to the pass from that valley. And I went on down the valley back to town.

Besides going on a superb hike, I had a super lucky hitchhiking day. (I hitchhiked all around the national parks and it wasn’t always easy).

Hiking up to the Sentinel Pass and looking back
The view of Minnestimma Lake from the Sentinel Pass
The view of the Paradise Valley from the Sentinel Pass
The Paradise Valley

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