After the excitement and urgency of the previous call, we slowed down somewhat and took a slightly longer route home checking out a few more remote valleys for smoke or fire.
While there was not a smoke or fire to be seen, we encountered a fair bit of scenery - flying back across the continental divide.
These Google Earth images show the actual flight route we took. We went up the McArthur valley, then over McArthur Lake, Lake Ohara, Lake Oesa, Abbot's pass and down the valley into Alberta and over Lake Louise and the Chateau of the same name.
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Google Earth images of our flight path!
For your homework, you can check out the following links on Abbot's Pass and the famous alpine hut that perches there.
The hut is sitting astride the wind-swept crest of Abbot Pass at the impressive height of 9,598 feet, it is second only to the Neil Colgan hut as the highest permanent structure in Canada.
GPS Coordinates: 51°21' 54"-116°17' 12" NAD83 11U 549660 5690657
Mount Victoria, above Lake Louise.
Lake Louise, with the Chateau at the far end.
Trails visible in the photos lead to Plain of Six Glaciers teahouse near treeline.
Use your Google Earth to 'fly'over this area and see it for yourself, sort of.
In the meantime, look at this aerial view from Google Maps!
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