Chester Lake Trail – Full Moon

Hike Details

Location: Alberta, Canada
Hike Quality (1-5): 4
Hike Difficulty (1-5): 3
Round Trip Distance: 10.2 km
Elevation Gain: 309 m

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Trailhead Directions

To find the trailhead: follow the Smith Dorrien Highway / Spray Lakes Rd 37 kms past the Canmore Nordic Centre, and 2 kilometres past the Mt. Shark Turnoff.

Camera Details

Camera: Canon 5D Mk IV
Lens 1: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM
Lens 2: Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

Trip Details

Date: December 30, 2017
Start Time: 9:00pm
Total Time: 3.5 hours
Participants: Paige Sorger, Patrick Latter, Jeff Trudel, Ian Grant, Michelle Wong, Chase Babiuk, Marko Pribilovic

Every year we plan a night of skiing under a full moon in the month December. This was definitely the coldest we had ever attempted but despite the temperatures, Chester Lake ended up being one of the most memorable.

By |2018-02-22T10:33:03+00:00January 7th, 2018|Ski Touring|11 Comments


  1. Anonymous January 7, 2018 at 11:00 pm - Reply


  2. kocart January 7, 2018 at 11:02 pm - Reply


  3. bgddyjim January 8, 2018 at 2:29 am - Reply

    Awesome post.

  4. maureenjenner January 8, 2018 at 6:04 am - Reply

    Brilliant photographs. Congratulations on your amazing stamina and sense of adventure.

  5. Adrian January 8, 2018 at 7:06 am - Reply

    I look forward to these posts, your crew impresses me. You’re doing stuff I’d love to do except for being kind of old, and fat and…let’s be honest, kind of lazy đŸ™‚

  6. beckyabroad90 January 8, 2018 at 7:39 am - Reply

    Beautiful nighttime photos. Seems like a pretty magical (albeit freezing) place.

  7. crackmacs January 8, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

    That’s so awesome. I’ve always wanted to see Chester lake, and fish there. Jealous.

  8. annachristinaharding January 8, 2018 at 9:10 am - Reply

    I love the brilliance of the jackets against the background…and that igloo!

  9. Sarah McCroskey January 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Great pictures as always. The temp, igloo and moonlight extra added magic!

  10. Ron Haehnel January 9, 2018 at 4:06 am - Reply

    The finest impromptu night Photography on the go

  11. Our Growing Paynes January 9, 2018 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Incredible photos. What a wonderful hike with the moon being so bright like that.

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