Rawson Lake Snowshoeing Log
A track of all my snowshoeing trips to Rawson Lake

This is one of a few trips I repeat many times, so all trips are logged here, as many do not need their own full page.

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Distance - 8km return
Elevation Gain - 300m

Rawson Lake is a great trail for summer, fall, and winter, and neat to see in the different seasons.
The snowshoe trip is very straightforward, and very popular, leading to the trail being usually well-packed all the way (so as to make snowshoes unnecessary).
The ascent is steady on excellent switchbacks (since it's a hiking trail).
The best part of those switchbacks is the way down. This trail is absolutely built for crazy carpeting. The angle is perfect, and the corners are often banked just right.
I've been able to slide nearly all the way from Rawson Lake back down to Upper Kananaskis Lake with only a couple very short walking sections.

List of Snowshoe Trips

January 14, 2007

Early snowshoe trip. We didn't make the lake, but we had a good snowshoe across the Upper Lake and lots of snowy fun.
Full trip report

December 16, 2009

The ultimate crazy carpet day with Marta.
Full trip report

December 29, 2009

Work trip. straightforward route.
I still lacked a camera and have only very bad cell phone photos.

January 23, 2010

Work trip. Very cold day with only unfortunate cell phone photos.
Full trip report

December 17, 2011

Windy work trip with really pretty blowing snow formations along the lake.
Full trip report

February 11, 2012

Work trip on a spectacular sunny day with sparkling hoarfrost and mediocre blackberry photos.
Full trip report

December 16, 2012

Work trip with low snow but a few promising flurries.
Full trip report

February 2, 2013

Typical work trip, but with bright sun and gorgeous ice on Upper Kananaskis Lake.
Full trip report

Photos taken by Rachel

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