Turbine Canyon Campground

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Turbine Canyon Campgroud
  • Location: Kananaskis Country (Kananaskis Lakes)
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Height: 2,200 m (7,218 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 1,005 m (3,297 ft)
  • Distance: 17.5 km / One Way (10.9 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 3.3°
  • Estimated Time: 5-7 hrs
  • Technicality: Novice
  • Fitness Level: Athlete
Pink line is the actual track I took which was recorded by my GPS.

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It's been more than a decade that I went backpacking. We knew the weather would be cold rain close to freezing temperature but I didn't care much.

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It was about 18 km (11 miles) hike. Up to Fork campground was easy but after that it became all uphill walking. I guess there is a reason why they made Fork campground.

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After a long uphill finally we got even part. I always love grass land like here. The lake is called Lawson Lake.

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Six hours after we stated we arrived Turbine Canyon campground. It was funny feeling by taking backpack off from my shoulders. I felt like I was being pulled towards sky. Took a while to get balance right. By the way from left, John, Kevin, and another John.

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Why eating outside makes food taste so good even weather like this.

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Hard work for today was done. We went checking around the camp site. We were just following this little creek and then John called us.

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And this was what we found. Cannot imagine the little creek it seems nowadays must have been a rapid and violent water way to create such an extraordinary canyon.

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Day 2. Early morning before sunrise.

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Warmth of sun light was coming down on us.

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Me and Mount Black Prince.

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Yesterday's thick clouds were gone at least for a little while and bright sunlight indicating East.

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Another shot of the canyon from other side.

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Day 3. Temperature kept dropping from first day to second day to the third day.

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Day 3 was the best weather and had a lot of sun. Too bad day 3 was the day to go home. On the way back at Lawson lake. The long mountain is Mount Black Prince. It's loooooong.

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I believe it's Mount Putnik. Could be Mount Beatty…

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Better visibility, I could see far mountains unlike the day 1.

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North face of Mount Lyautey and Lyautey Glacier. Fork is at the bottom of the mountain.

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Now Kevin and I posses equipment needed for backpacking. We are planning to do more next year. Hopefully next Trace can join us.


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