Tower Lake

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Tower Lake is tucked in behind Castle Mountain at the end of a 7km trail, with 700m of elevation gain from the highway.
The trail switchbacks up the front side of the mountain base, then over the east edge of the ridge.
The beginning of the trail isn't overly interesting, but once you crest the ridge, the area opens up into mixed forest with some great views.
The lake itself is tucked right under a tall rock wall on the backside of the mountain.
For this guided trip, we had a mix of sun and clouds, with some bright colours.

The trail up the front side of the mountain.

The trail winds through the trees.

Eisenhower Tower with a bit of blue sky peeking out!

Helena Ridge across the valley.

Tower Lake below the rock wall of Castle.

Evening glow to the west.

Photos taken by Rachel

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