It’s a lot nicer to ski this on a sunny day, but even on an overcast day like yesterday, the scenery is spectacular. I skied from Castle Lookout to the CPR access
-Baker Creek to Castle Lookout. Photo by Chuck.- I was very happy to see the report from Chuck regarding this wonderful trail between Castle Lookout and Baker Creek.
Thanks to Mary Perrott and Chuck for making my job easier. Check the Trip reports for their updates on Moraine Lake road and the Great Divide.
You need to ski this trail when there’s no wind, the the sun is shining and the snow is pristine. It’s a bonus if it’s been recently trackset. The scenery is spectacular.
How many of you know the origin of this phrase? I thought it meant something completely different:
-Skate skiers with snow in their eyes on the Great Divide. Photo by Chuck- The weather forecast was correct, and thanks to Chuck, we have evidence that it was snowing in Lake Louise today.
The retaining wall at Morant’s Curve is being repaired and replaced and the work will continue well into the spring of 2018. The steep slope is falling into the river and needs to be shored up.
This trail is known by a couple other names: “Leg 2 of the Loppet” and “Double Hump Trail”(courtesy of Helen Read). It was groomed and trackset
There are several locations along the Castle Lookout to Baker Creek trail where Banff National Park could install their famous red chairs. Yesterday, Helen Read
My favourite part of this trail is the initial 5K from Castle Lookout. Soon after starting out, it veers away from the road and meanders through sensational scenery.