2020-12-25 | Waterton – Cameron Lake & Upper Waterton Lake | 1690 max. | 1655 TH | 10.8 km | 129 TA | w/ Shannon
Snowshoeing to Cameron lake has long been on my wish list (factors being the long drive, snow conditions, and this area is wind prone), so first trip to Cameron Lake on snowshoes and first since the fire in 2017. The wind started out cold in our faces as we snowshoed down the closed road but thankfully that subsided and until we were back at the Upper Lake later in the day the wind was mild to calm. Once at the lake we found fresh snowshoe tracks toward the north shore and we decided to go that way for a bit. I think (according to maps etc) we actually crossed into the US (border is not defined) but only a wee bit if at all. I hope. Lol. We returned back into the sun for lunch before returning to the interpretive area. On the way out we diverted from the road and followed Akamina creek for a ways taking many photos of the contrasting trees and ice formations on the creek.
Once back to the townsite, we explored along the lakeshore looking for interesting ice features. The lake along that stretch is as yet unfrozen but where the wind had splashed the rocks there were some fun shapes. After a short explore the cold wind off the water chased us back to the truck to return home on much better roads than heading in.
© Clayton Ditzler