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The Grassi Lakes hike is described as "a moderately strenuous walk (height gain 300m) to two exquisite alpine lakes." The lakes were originally known as the Twin Lakes, however the location has been renamed as Grassi Lakes so as to honor Lawrence Grassi, an Italian woodcutter, who came to Canmore in 1916 to work in the coal mines, and who, with his miner friends built the trail up to the green-blue lakes. Lawrence Grassi is remembered as a master trail builder, and ios best known for the meticulous and sensitive trails that he built around Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park.
This trail is a favorite of mine and this summer I was able to enjoy it with a close friend.
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