Aylmer Lookout – May 20, 2012

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This was a fantastic but long (23km) hike near Lake Minnewanka.  The views were amazing from the top and along the lake, and we had a great bunch of people out hiking with us.  The route takes you along the lake, then diverts up a steep set of switchbacks to the lookout.  We had the option of going to Aylmer Pass as well, but it was snowbound at that time.  I’d definitely suggest not doing this hike in one day unless you plan to go to the hot springs after and soak your feet.  Conveniently, there is a backcountry campground at the base of the ascent to the lookout, so it would be easy to split this into an overnight trip that would be quite enjoyable.  Just watch for bears!

No GPS track for this one as my GPS batteries sadly died partway due to the length.

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