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An empty parking lot to start my day - the best way to start.The luge track to Taylor Lake isn't as much fun as it looks for descent. But it does make for a quick and easy ascent.The luge track to Taylor Lake isn't as much fun as it looks for descent. But it does make for a quick and easy ascent.Off the main trail to Taylor Lake and in a narrow drainage heading up towards the two tarns and ridge.A gorgeous morning awaits me in the upper meadow. My destination still out of sight to the right. Mount Bell and Panorama Ridge looming in the background.A dramatic-looking Mount Bell.Skiing into the back bowl with the East Ridge of Panorama Ridge now showing up at distant right.Starting up the final 300 vertical meters through larch forest to the ridge.I was skinning up in a t-shirt at 11:00 on this beautiful winter day.Gorgeous views off the ridge crest over the Bow Valley.Looking back down the ridge - Castle Mountain stretching out at left.Mr. Matt Clay himself!Panorama Ridge looks mighty impressive as the summit bump slowly comes into view.This is gonna be a fun descent.The skin track disappears for some reason, but I follow Matt's 'shoe tracks to the summit.Just me and the inquisitive, cute little Ptarmigan in a dramatic and peaceful setting.Just me and the inquisitive, cute little Ptarmigan in a dramatic and peaceful setting.I love the feet on this bird which has obviously evolved to walk on the crappy Rockies snowpack.