Larch Valley & Sentinel Pass

On September 28, Jennifer and I hiked from Moraine Lake in Banff National Park to Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass. Larch Valley was in full Fall colour and an absolute delight. After a picnic lunch, we hiked further along a narrow and steep switchback trail to Sentinel Pass, the highest point on a major trail in the Canadian Rockies. From the pass, one has a commanding view of Larch Valley and the Ten Peaks in one direction, and Paradise Valley in the other. The panoramic view at the top, high above the tree line, was worth the considerable effort to get up there.