On June 19th 2020 I completed the 9.2 km (return) hike to Arnica Lake in the beautiful Banff National Park. The hike starts with a slight downward grade towards the beautiful Vista Lake where you can see a view of Storm Mountain, which raises nearly 3100 metres above sea level. After you arrive at Vista Lake you begin a 1.25-1.5 hour 600 metre elevation gain grind towards the top.
Half way to the top I arrived at a tiny, yet mirror perfect lake, before continuing towards the top.
About 15 minutes towards the top I was in waist deep snow, and even saw a reasonable fresh bear footprint in the snow. After arriving at the lake I enjoyed the beautiful view before heading back towards the parking lot. The total trip took me about 2.75 hours.
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