deep rock cut where Highway 11 turns a corner along the lake
marks Windy Point, aptly named for the sometimes extreme winds
which funnel out of the valley and the mountains at this location.
This is also a favourite place for mountain sheep which can
often be seen along the road in the vicinity.
parking lot on the lake side is accessed by a gravel road and
provides some great vistas. Across, on the west side of the
highway, the trail onto Windy Point Ridge provides even better
views with every step that you climb uphill. Look for interesting
karst formations (eroded limestone rock) and some fine examples
of the gnarled limber pines with their large cones.
is a steep and rocky scramble for the surefooted only. The rockface
beside the little lake is often used by climbing instructors
from the Centre
for Outdoor Education to introduce visitors to rock climbing.