Memorial Lakes

Follow the red line.The blue is the old Ribbon Creek trail

Follow the red line.The blue is the old Ribbon Creek trail

Memorial Lakes is a hike from the Ribbon Creek parking area. From Hwy # 40 turn off at the Nakiska/Delta Lodge on the right coming from Hwy #1. Turn left to the lodge and first right. The photo above shows the new trail that is in use now after the flood took out most of the Ribbon Creek trail. The new red line is using the pre-existing ski trail. The blue line is the old washed out trail. Where the red meets the Blue and yellow line a new bridge has been built. From the yellow trail on most of it has been rebuilt as well as another bridge.

The 2cd new bridge

The 2nd new bridge

The first of the new bridges

The first of the new bridges

Follow the ribbon Creek trail for about 3.5 km and turn right onto the Memorial Lake trail. The route onward is now un-repaired and a few detours around washouts are required.

The Memorial Trail is not repaired

The Memorial Trail is not repaired

The creek has been totally altered since I was last there. The next set of photo’s shows the differences.

 

Pre-Flood

Pre-Flood

 

Waterfalls along the trail

Waterfalls along the trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Flood

Pre-Flood

Waterfalls along the trail

Waterfalls along the trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The route up from the first lake

The route up from the first lake

 

Route to Second Lk pre-flood

Route to Second Lk pre-flood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First lake

First lake

This is where the old campsite is located. The trail from here has changed and we got a bit lost in the woods until we backtracked and put red tape up through the trees when we found the way.

The second lake

The second lake

This is as far as we got due to time constraints. The rest of the pictures are from my previous trip. The route goes past the lake and up the scree slopes. We then descended down from below the dry lake and to the right. This brings you out back at the bottom lake.

Top Memorial lake dry in the fall

Top Memorial lake dry in the fall.    The memorial cairn just visible center right on the lighter rocks

Memorial

Memorial

Alternate route down.First lake below

Alternate route down after traversing across to this scree run. First lake below right

 

Distance return 14.5 km Time return 8 hrs ( inc 30 min lunch ) Elevation Accumulated gain 650 m Elevation to Summit 650m Summit height 2070 m

GPS Download                  Track only shows to the second lake

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