|Meadows near Citadel Peak|
|Howard Douglas Lake|
What a spectacular time of year to do this hike - I highly recommend it. And not just because of the vividness of it all, but because there is amazing variety on this 20km return trip.
|Below Citadel Pass|
Lakes, meadows, trees, peaks, boulders... there was so much to look at and it never got boring. The only thing that was even remotely bothersome was the slight haze, which hung around all day. Apparently there is a fire burning just to the southwest, thus causing the sky to be less than crystal clear.
|....but you can still make out Assiniboine!|
We hoofed 'er and managed to finish in about 5-1/2 hours, including picture stops and a lunch break. Not bad, hey! It was a fabulous day!