Turquoise Tuesday – Grassi Lakes

Located just outside the city limits of Canmore, we decided to that this 2.5 mile roundtrip trek would be a great after dinner activity, dessert for the eyes!

The interesting thing about Lake Grassi is its namesake, Lawrence Grassi.  An immigrant from Italy, Lawrence worked in the coal mines, and was known for his incredible strength.  Legend has it that he toted a heavy stove uphill to a camp, and in 1926, he carried an injured doctor two miles across a glacier to meet a rescue party.

More importantly, he spent all of his spare time in the mountains, not only hiking, but spending countless hours working as a guide and constructing new trails, trails that lead visitors to beautiful areas such as Grassi Lakes.

Thank you Mr. Grassi!


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