January 9th Thursday
First time for me to go Skiing at Pipestone Pass Cross Country Trails at Lake Louise. In fact the turn off is the next right after the Louise Ski Hill and Village on Hwy #1. The conditions were perfect not much sun but a few cms of new snow on a well groomed trail.The temperature was -6C at the trail head. I used a light blue wax and it worked well all day.
At the Trail Head on the other side of the wild life gate.
Deciding if we should go down to Mud Lake.
The trail to the left is the return trail from the Pipestone Blue Run.
We took the Blue Trail counter clock wise so we could come down the big hill to Pipestone Lake. The arrow on the Map shows were the Green Trail takes off to bypass the hill.To extend the day we went down the Green Trail and cut right to go past Pipstone Lake then went up the Pipestone Trail back to the intersection and then returned down the hill.Then took the short connector across the lake to the Pipestone Blue Trail back to the car.