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