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The Pickle Jar Lakes was named after the saying that "there are so many fish you could put a pickle jar in the lake and fill it with fish".
The trail (as far as we went) was 9.7 km return with an elevation gain of 650 meters.
The morning started off nice and sunny with about 1 - 2 inches of snow on the ground. The trail was a steady uphill jaunt through the trees. No grizzly bear on the trail this time (3 weeks earlier two women in our group came across a very large grizzly about 18 feet away from them).
Once out of the trees we walked along the hill to a steep incline that took us to a small ridge. We walked along the ridge which was in the shade so the snow was not melting much. This part was a little slippery and intimidating to some. From here we decended to the first lake. There are 4 lakes in total and we made it to the third lake. I stayed behind with Paul who was having problems while the rest continued on to the fourth lake.
On the way we past 3 fishermen. They caught about 25 trout in a couple hours. Might have to try it sometime.
Very nice hike.
Address: Kananaskis Area
Directions: Follow the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) to Highway 40. Follow Highway 40 south for 85 km to the Lantern Creek Rec Area
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