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Where The Locals Go
For a short and very rewarding hike consider this little Gem.  Travel south 17 miles from Jasper (30 kilometers) on the Icefields Parkway (93) and watch for a turnoff on the left.  The lake is a horseshoe shape with red colored rock cliffs around the lake and mountains on all sides.  Mount Hardisty is the closest, named after the head of the Hudsons Bay Company in Edmonton  starting 1857.   Follow the trail on the side nearest to the highway.  You walk where you see people standing in the picture to the right.

There are several interesting spots on the interior of the horseshoe which is easily reached from the approach trail.  Large boulders, free fall, and more pretty views of the other end of the horseshoe are enjoyed.  This is a truly wonderful spot to spend the afternoon exploring and searching what nature has left here for you.

 Locals come here for trout fishing!

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HORSESHOE LAKE AND THE LOCALS
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A local, diving into the spring waters of Horsehoe Lake.  First the youths had thrown rocks into the water to break the shallow layer of ice that covered it.  This way they avoided being cut, entering the water.  Notice they are not wearing wetsuits!

 

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