Little Elbow Recreation Area to Prairie Creek

Millarville, Alberta

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The trail designers boobed on this one. A perfectly logical route exists lower down, passing behind the eight hills of Nihahi, yet this route takes a much higher seesawing line across the eastern escarpment of Nihahi Ridge. Other trails in the area may be clear of snow by late May, but not this one, its numerous gullies are still choked with avalanche debris, a come-on to grizzlies searching out avalanche kill, late sprouting hedysarum shoots and knackered hikers.

Little Elbow Recreation Area to Prairie Creek Professional Review and Guide

"The trail designers boobed on this one. A perfectly logical route exists lower down, passing behind the eight hills of Nihahi, yet this route takes a much higher seesawing line across the eastern escarpment of Nihahi Ridge. Other trails in the area may be clear of snow by late May, but not this one, its numerous gullies are still choked with avalanche debris, a come-on to grizzlies searching out avalanche kill, late sprouting hedysarum shoots and knackered hikers."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Millarville
Distance: 16.78
Elevation Gain: 555 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: Long day hike, backpack
Local Maps: Map 82 J / 15 Bragg Creek.
Driving Directions: Directions to Little Elbow Recreation Area to Prairie Creek

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