My sister Danielle came down to go hiking with me. It's nice to actually have family close enough
that they can come down and hang out doing fun activities we both love.


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We elected to go into the Galatea Creek Trail. Danielle was looking for a nice hike that took her
to a nice view, but wasn't too steep.


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One of the nine bridge crossings on this trail.


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Danielle, posing near a small waterfall of the Galatea Creek.


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After last week's strenuous downhill with Eric, I vowed that I would ensure that I had walking poles
for any hiking I would do in the mountains. I brought my ski poles for this outing and enjoyed
having a little bit more support.


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It's hard not to wash out the background here since it was actually SUNNY! Danielle and I decided
to get up early and be on trail by ~ 9:30am to avoid the rain that was forecast for the afternoon.


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We had lunch at Lillian Lake, one of the three paternoster lakes in this area.


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Danielle made sure I actually got pictures of myself instead of just my guest for a change.


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After Lillian Lake, we decided to up a little further and hike up to Lower Galatea Lake.
Danielle didn't really like hiking up the rock fields at all. The higher we went, the better
the views were.


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It had snowed earlier in the week and the peaks were lightly dusted with a nice coating. Some of the
darker portions of the forest also had leftover snow on them too. This is a nice shot of Danielle being
very careful not to make a bad step.


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I think that's Limestone Peak to Danielle's right in the picture and a nice look across the Kananaskis Valley.


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Lower Galatea Lake gets the Paul Perrault stamp of approval.


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Danielle really liked the view up here as well. Landscape.


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and portrait. To the right of this picture is a mean-looking headwall that may merit further
investigation as well.


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Yours truly and Lower Galatea Lake, 6 Sept 2008.


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Natalia made really great ginger cookies this week. I wanted to show her with this picture that a) I enjoyed
them, and b) they made it into my picnic lunch to the mountains. Thanks to Danielle for coming down from
Red Deer. I hope it's the first trip of many.

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