It is a strange experience to hop onto the chairlift wearing shorts and a t-shirt instead of winter gear. When you get off the lift there are several different trails to choose from. Kellen, Anita and I decided we were up for a challenge, so we headed on the trail that went to the very top of the mountain.
Once we got to the top there was another trail that led to Todd Lake. We were a bit nervous about taking it. The chairlift closed at 4:30, and we didn't want to miss the last ride down. I am glad we decided to risk it. The walk to the small lake was beautiful, but that isn't the main reason I decided we made the right choice. Rather, it was this inukshuk. While it might be common to spot inukshuks, it's not every day you see one that looks like this.
Don't worry if you missed its uniqueness. I didn't notice at first either. Here's a closer look.
Another kilometer or so down the trail from the anatomically correct inukshuk we came to Todd Lake. It was lovely, and we would have stayed more than 5 minutes if we had been alone. Unfortunately a thousand mosquitoes had also decided to journey to this remote spot.
It was the perfect day for a hike in the mountains.