Crypt Lake

This is a hike that I wanted to do for a while.  Rated as ‘Premier’ in the hiker’s bible – Don’t Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies – my expectations were great.  It all started with a $17 boat ‘tour’, which consisted of a 10 minute ferry across Waterton Lake.  The two highlights, crawling through a 20 metre cave, and an airy ledge replete with bolted chain, fell somewhat short of their descriptions.  Crypt Lake is in a tightly bound cirque, so the views consist of high mountains all above you, but it’s nothing new.  Perhaps I was soured by the rain which began as soon as we reached the lake, and did not subside until we reached the boat launch again.  I do look back on this trip fondly since it was shared with friends.

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Checking our progress on the map
Checking our progress on the map
The tunnel
The tunnel
Jessica climbing up to the tunnel entrance
Jessica climbing up to the tunnel entrance
Thomas coming up
Thomas coming up
Taking a photo of Crypt Lake
Taking a photo of Crypt Lake
Thomas and I waiting for the ferry back to Waterton's townsite
Thomas and I waiting for the ferry back to Waterton’s townsite
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