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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHMIDGE KERAIO Tiwiday, July 24, Mountain trails revive the spirits and offer many scenic delights Waterton Park CUSTOM ENGINE PARTS LTD, THE .MOTOR IS A CUSTOM 1605 3rd Ave. South Lethbridge, Alberta Phones 328-8181 328-8182 COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE MACHINE SHOP TO HANDLE ALL ENGINE WORK AND ENGINE PARTS CYLINDER HEAD AND BRAKE DRUM SERVICE WHILE YOU WAIT. JOE'S MOBILE HOMES LTD. CONTINUES Featuring THE LARGEST SELECTION OF MOBILE HOMES IN SOUTH ALTA. WE NOW REPRESENT 4 TOP MANUFACTURERS of Single and Double Wide if KWGHT-SCHMIDT And new tnHedwcinc wiifc it MODUUNE GENDAU New and exclusive with us In Southern Alberta. Now! Pay as little 10% DOWN SAVINGS UP TO We guarantee you a better bwyi 4 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DEAL AT JOE'S Al VIMS cony CSA 3. Low 4. Wo REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS BUY FOR IBS AT JOTS MOME HOMES LTD., WHERE 010 EXPERIENCE PAYS Off FOR YOU! JOE'S MOBILE HOMES LTD. located at 1st Ave. and 32nd St. on Wghway 9 40 Tabor Phone or Days After Horn Phono 327-4006 or By HAZEL ROSS Approaching Waterton Na- tional Park one sees a unique park where prairie and moun- tains meet. The townsite is situated in a picturesque valley with mountains and lake crad- ling it. There is much beauty here but the overwhelming amount of visitors crowding (be town- site area forced us to see what was behind "them tibar hills." Sure enough, there's hiking for all ages and tastes and with so few people in the trail one finds it easy to get away from it alL Hiking affords the benefits of good recreation, enjoying natural beauty. Hiking in Waterton you more appreciative of what we have here in Southern Al- berta, and how protective we should be of this park. The trails vary from easy to hard, long and short distances. Park information officers have much, to guide the new hiker. Equipped with, a guide book, a set of rules to follow, and a good pair of hiking shoes one is ready to experience the- thrill of hiking a mountain trail. Gentle slopes Good gentle slopes for the novice are Crandell Lake trail and the Twin lakes trail. We find ourselves returning year, ly to both tftese lakes because of CrandelTs easy accessibility and Twin Lakes' haunting beauty. Twin Lakes offers much fb? the naturalist with its variety of vegetation and flowers. Along the trail are such moun- tain plants as the wide leaved false belebore and the fine graceful leaf of bear grass. Early in tbe season there is the very blue camis which glows only in the south- western portion of the prov- ince. The purple wild onion is also abundant and something to respect as it is less prolific than other wild onions. Recently, 4he ground cover was a carpet of yellow glacier lilies, a striking contrast be- side the green vegetation and patches of white snow. A pho- tographer's delight. The angler would appreciate the lakes stocked with trout. Switchback Bertha Lake trail offers a challenge to the hiker in- its steep switchbacks. The views from this trail are worth tbe effort. It makes a nice day's outing. But for the not-so-hardy in- dividual there is just as much to appreciate close at hand. A stop at a picnic tab'e near a stream for lunch can produce a few surprises. Upon investigating the. trail along tbe stream, a short bike just a few hundred feet from the picnic site, there is a mini- ature waterfall complete with a 20-foot pool at the bottom. This. breathtaking sight is enclosed by high banks of rock. Sitting quietly near the pool piovides a chance''to watch the Dipper (or Water Ouzel as SMDsiimes called) with its constant, rhythmic, dipping motion, gathering food. The water is crystal clear and affords a glimpse of aqua- tic insect life that provides food for the Dipper. There were larvae of the water beetle and caddis fly, an interesting object as in this stage it resembles a half-inch moving stick. In fact -it is a stick. A hollow stick with the larvae inside with enough pro- truding to keep it mobile. Then there are the more dif- ficult traife to tfae adven- turous hiker and a chance on the longer traOc for an over- night pack trip. CANADIAN FRONTIER MUSEUM BeLMORE-S ALTAMONT COUTTS, ALBERTA mil g everyone. 6 ACRES OF THE UNUSUAL Coffee Shop, Souvenirs, Camper Facilities Tourist Now Open to Serve You 7 Days A Week April 21 October a.m. to 9 p.m. ;