Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1 Guide Book

by Gillean Daffern (Rocky Mountain Books)
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 1  by Gillean Daffern

272pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0921102313

A hiker's guide to the beautiful and scenic Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada. Covering The Ghost, Canmore, Bow Valley, Kananaskis Valley, Spray/Smith-Dorrien, Kananaskis Lakes, and Elk Lakes.

© Gillean Daffern/Rocky Mountain Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 1" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 113.
... Preview: Aster Lake and the high glacial valleys under Mt. Joffre are not easy to get into. If you're hoping for an easy park with lots of zigs up the woody slopes of Aster Creek's west bank, you're out of luc ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Turner Valley, AB - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: I've been back a few times to this seductive area of sand for a sunbathe and a roll down the bank. Include such extras as bikini, sunscreen, buckets and spades, etc. Two routes lead to Aura Creek. ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Rocky Mountain House, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: The longer and less interesting forest route to the pass. Options up the south fork of Lusk Creek are a lot more exciting and can be done comfortably in one day by biking the Old Mill Road to the sawm ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Canmore, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.1
... Preview: This is the usual hiking route to Baldy Pass. The trail follows the edge of a cutblock past a logging road on the left to a four-way junction in the trees marked with several large red squares. A st ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Exshaw, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: An easy interpretive trail leads to Warspite Lake where you leave the tourists behind, happily reading interpretive signs and checking for birds while you carry on into the cirque. This involves a ste ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Kananaskis, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Although painter Roland Gissing acquainted the name Black Rock with something sinister, when I think `Black Rock' I see in my mind's eye this big solitary mountain, topped by a lookout, which has prov ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Water Valley, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: Although the moderately strenuous Buller Pass trail is perceived as being a backpacker's trail to Ribbon Lake, there's no reason why fit hikers can't make the pass and back in a day. The original ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Kananaskis, AB - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: The Burstall Pass trail takes you effortlessly into that cheerful green and white karst country above treeline. As Joe Kovach and Bill Balmer noted on October 6, 1948, the pass can be easily crossed t ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Kananaskis, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Excepting for one stretch along the trolley line, this is not necessarily the route the future Trans Canada Trail will take between Quarry Lake parking lot and Dead Man Flat. As if there aren't enough ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Canmore, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.1
... Preview: Despite a less than aesthetic start up steeply-inclined logging roads, this jade-coloured lake in the larch belt is a popular destination; there's sure to be someone fishing from a rubber raft. Not ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Kananaskis, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Every time I've been to Rummel Lake the normal way I've always met a hiker who's come in from the Chester Lake trail. They are usually found recuperating at the junction and talking in a quivering yet ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Kananaskis, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: The name Collembola is pronounced COLL-EM-BO-LA and derives from 16-eyed snowfleas regularly mown down in their millions by cross-country skiers. From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Exshaw , AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: A moderately steep forest trail, cleared by Rudi Kranabitter, takes you to a body of water formerly called Jeanette, then Lost and now Commonwealth, a pretentious name for a small green gem. From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Kananaskis, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Of all the hikes I've had to do for this book, this was one of the most horrible because we didn't start from the campground at Pétain Creek and it was pelting with rain both going up and going down t ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Turner Valley, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: The best valley I know for producing sore feet! Winding deep into the heart of the Fairholme Range, spectacular, stony Cougar Creek offers everything from a half hour's stroll to a weekend's backpack. ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Canmore, AB - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 5.9
... Preview: To get in the appropriate mood for this ghostly hike, pick a dull, brooding day in late fall when the wind rattles the dried-up leaves on the poplars and the mountains seem withdrawn from life, waitin ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Water Valley, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: Note: the upper section is not the Kane route as described in "Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies", and Alan Kane's summit and my summit are different peaks. From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Canmore, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Lose the crowds by heading to the Rae Glacier or to other destinations off Big Elbow trail described in Volume 2. Tombstone Lakes, for instance, are usually accessed from Elbow Lake as a weekend trip ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Turner Valley, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: This is the easy main valley trail. Make of it what you will; a stroll to Lower Elk Lake with a side trip to the viewpoint, a full day hike to Pétain Falls (the most spectacular waterfall in this book ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Turner Valley, AB - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Walking up Evan-Thomas Creek to the pass is the least interesting of the options included in this eTrail, though it provides a route through to the Little Elbow. Use the creek as a jumping off poi ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1"
Kananaskis, AB - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9.3