|Asieh and Ali cross a bridge over North Saskatchewan River. Survey Peak is visible above the trees at left.|
|Puffy clouds drift in front of Mount Murchison in this view from the bridge over North Saskatchewan River.|
A young grouse remains quiet and still not far off the trail.
|Here is a more complete view of Survey Peak and its broad east ridge from a scenic viewpoint along the trail to Glacier Lake.|
|The group follows the trail alongside Howse River. At left is Mount Sarbach.|
|The group leaves the trail and plunges into the forest at this flagging tape. A beaten path of sorts can be found a little to climber's left of here.|
|Most of the route goes through viewless forest just like this.|
The group hikes off-trail not far below tree line.
Sonny is being eaten alive by mosquitoes.
Photo courtesy of Ali Shariat
Views of Saskatchewan Crossing open up as Marta clears the last trees.
The mosquitoes are still relentless above tree line.
Marta approaches the summit block of Survey Peak.
|The group follows the connecting ridge to the summit block.|
|Despite having to ascend tedious rubble, Asieh still manages to crack a smile.|
|The climb up the rubble is longer than it looks because of foreshortening.|
|In this view to the northwest, Cirrus Mountain and Mount Coleman can be spotted on the distant right horizon.|
Mount Wilson dominates the view to the northeast.
To the east is the massive hulk of Mount Murchison.
Mount Sarbach sits across Howse River to the southeast.
|Mount Outram and Mount Forbes round out the views to the southwest.|
|Ali, Asieh, Sonny, Marta and Bob sit beside the cairn on the summit of Survey Peak (2681 metres).|
|Marta and Bob visit a striking outlier on the west side of the summit.|
Bob and Marta reach the top of the outlier. The snow-capped peak to the west is Mount Erasmus.
|The east end of Glacier Lake is visible as the group makes its way down the rubble slope.|
|The group gets one last good view of Saskatchewan Crossing before plunging back into forest.|
Here is a last look at Mount Murchison from Glacier Lake trail.
|Bob, Marta, Asieh and Ali enjoy dinner at the A&W in Canmore on Free Root Beer Day.|
Distance: 17.9 kilometres
Round-Trip Time: 10 hours 28 minutes
Net Elevation Gain: 1235 metres