The Carthew Trail
Jeff and Darla descend the tight switchbacks in loose scree on the way down to the level of Alderson Lake. The cliff behind the lake was incredibly steep and towered above us.
Now moving through woods, we went down to the water's edge on Alderson Lake before we started the last section of trail back to Waterton Village.
In bright sunshine, Brenda, Jeff and Darla have a last look at Alderson Lake. The remainder of the hike was through deep woods. It brought us back to Waterton Village near the waterfall.
The last leg of the hike was a long trek through the woods back to Waterton Village. It was nice, and we got some nice views down on the river and the road to Cameron Lake which we had traveled this morning, but we were getting pretty tired by this time. So we were glad to reach Waterton Falls, on the outskirts of Waterton Village. It symbolized the end of one of the most memorable hikes in our lives.
Carthew Trail Map