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Photographer's Note

This is an easy circuit. The undulating trail leads past the eastern shores of three of the five charming lakes filling a north-south depression. The other two, much larger ones, can be seen and visited by side paths. The lakes are numbered from their proximity to Jasper. Part of the way follows a panoramic hillside, the view dominated by Mt. Edith Cavell, Brussels Peak and Pyramid Mountain.

At First and Fifth lakes, there are boats that can be rented in advance from sports shops in Jasper.

Trail 9a begins with an easy walk through a forest of lodgepole pine, reaching a boardwalk across the Wabasso Creek wetlands in the first kilometre. Beyond, the trail climbs across a flowery meadow to a junction. using Trail 9a reach Fifth Lake, with its small island and nesting loons. Watch for 9a markers leading left toward Fourth Lake, Third and Second, each a different depth and thus a different hue of bluegreen.

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