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I waited too long to stop for this morning sunrise shot but got the tail end of it just past Nanton.The first viewpoint along the Bertha Lake hike. The north end of Richards rises on the right.Past Bertha Falls and gaining some height on the endless switchbacks.Heading towards Bertha Lake - the north end of Richards at upper left and Bertha Peak out of sight at upper right.I'm all in favor of switchbacks to make trails easier but this is getting slightly ridiculous.It's still too early for larches but the fall colors (and smells) are out as I start the lovely lakeside hike around Bertha Lake.Mount Alderson rises in the far distance just left of center and Bertha Peak rises at right.It's hard to beat Waterton colors. Looking across the lake to Bertha Peak.At the back (south end) of Bertha Lake, looking up at the easy lower part of the route up Richards which ascends to the obvious bench and then traverses left to gain the north ridge.Looking back over Bertha Lake from the lower ascent slope - Bertha Peak rising at left.Looking up towards the north ridge of Richards (C) with the summit somewhere above on the upper right.Looking back down the lovely bench running along the cliffs from Richards to Alderson.Looking back down the bench from near the north ridge, Richards at left, Alderson at center and Bertha at right.Looking ahead at the very intimidating summit ridge to Mount Richards. Left is tough. Right is toughLooking ahead at the first part of the traverse.