Hiking Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier, and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks
by Michelle Gurney & Kathy Howe (Falcon Guides)
© Michelle Gurney & Kathy Howe/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
This amazing trail was one of a set of six hikes that the Alpine Club of Canada Ottawa Section did during the week of 29 Jul to 05 Aug 2006 from A.O. Wheeler Hut.
We started hiking at 4180 feet and reached the End Of Trail (EOT) at 6800 feet in 2 hours and 40 mins. This trail has excellent footing but is one continuous relentless climb until you reach the EOT. The EOT is in the Valley below Avalanche Peak where you have a nice view of Sir Donald and several other mountains. There are lots of Pika and Marmots here to keep your interest. The real views are to be had by following a trail that heads up onto the Avalanche Ridge. We headed up and went on to about 35% of the way to the top of the ridge. This part of the route becomes a scramble and one has to take care. The views are well worth the effort. We would have continued on over two more small higher hills but the weather was threatening from the west so we headed down and made it back in 2 hours.
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