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Taylor Lake and the Northwest Ridge of Mount Bell # 9131

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Date: 2006.08.05
Vantage Point: From north shore of Taylor Lake

Caption: A waterfall drops into Taylor Lake below Mount Bell.

PhotoDescr: This lake was named for George Herbert Taylor, who was a packer for A. O. Wheeler (one of the founders of the Alpine Club of Canada) during his topographic surveys for the Canadian government.

I thought I had heard of every trail in Banff National Park, but while examining a map for a short hike near Lake Louise that I hadn't already done, I noticed Taylor Lake and O'Brien Lake. Somehow I had completely overlooked them in the past.

I led a group from the Grant MacEwan Mountain Club into these lakes on the sixth annual August Long Weekend day hikes based at the Lake Louise Alpine Centre.

The Taylor Lake Trail is used to reach one of the routes on Mount Bell and to approach or descend from the Panorama Ridge traverse.

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