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post #886 of (permalink) Old 06-07-2015, 05:40 PM
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Saturday June 6th, did the hike up to Rawson Lake.

Decent amount of snow for the last half KM of the trail right at the lake, pretty muddy as a result. When getting to the lake not much space ot relax due to the snow. Gorgeous views but if you can wait, id say wait. Otherwise plan to get a bit of snow inthe shoes as you trek to a quiet spot to have lunch upon arrival. Was a pretty busy trail too considering.

One step at a time....
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post #887 of (permalink) Old 06-10-2015, 06:04 PM
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Hey guys,
I am fairly new to hiking with very little hiking experience from school. I visit Banff and Jasper regularly for camping but its usually with family and friends who aren't into hiking/ backpacking. I am wondering if there are any casual groups or clubs that you can join for this type of stuff. Thanks.
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Hey guys,
I am fairly new to hiking with very little hiking experience from school. I visit Banff and Jasper regularly for camping but its usually with family and friends who aren't into hiking/ backpacking. I am wondering if there are any casual groups or clubs that you can join for this type of stuff. Thanks.
Where are you located? U of C outdoor center has a number of guided hikes and hiking programs. The MEC site also has a list of local clubs
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Did the Baldy Pass loop on Sunday (June 7th) was a perfect day for it. Trail is completely dry and clear between the Forestry center and Baldy Pass parking lot
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Top of Paradise valley under Horseshoe Glacier looking towards Wastach Pass:
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Anybody been up Banded Peak or anything similar in Elbow Valley?
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Anybody been up Banded Peak or anything similar in Elbow Valley?
Check out the TR section of this site for Alberta, there has been plenty of activity down that way. I think most everything there is currently in great shape. But don't quote me on that
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Thanks - thought of that and saw the Glasgow TR right after posting!
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And the Elbow Traverse was done last weekend seems without a hitch http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Scramb...nts/223156824/
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Boundary Peak and/or Tangle Ridge conditions?

Going to Jasper June 28th - July 1 and looking at potentially camping in the icefields area. But if they are still full of snow I think I will save that area for later in the season.
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Hiked up to Bourgeau Lake yesterday with a group. A little bit muddy in a few places (specifically next to the new bridge and up in the meadow). Saw a momma grizzly with two yearlings (they were a ways off up the valley wall, but momma was being vocal so we moved along). A bit of rain on the way up, but things were beautiful at the lake and mostly sunny on the way down.


Got to see the difference between responsible and irresponsible dog owners up close. One couple came up with their two dogs, friendly, well behaved, and on leash. Once they got to the lake they moved away from the other folks having lunch to let them play. Overall a great example of considerate dog owners where everyone had a good time. On the way down we came across the second group, music blaring, puffing away on cigarettes, both dogs off leash, running around snapping at each other (almost pushing one of our group off the trail), and bristled when we suggested that they put them on leashes (not only because a: it's illegal, but b: due to the Grizzly bears up the trail). Got all pissed off that "everyone" was telling them what to do (apparently we weren't the first to suggest they leash up) and that we should all mind our own business.
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Got all pissed off that "everyone" was telling them what to do (apparently we weren't the first to suggest they leash up) and that we should all mind our own business.
Yes. Don't really want to start this discussion in conditions update thread, but it is always the owner isn't it; never the dog. There is recent similar example on BC North Shore, to the point hikers are saying they will start carrying bear spray -- because of ill-behaved dogs!

Thanks for the update, was thinking heading that way soon. How much snow -- if any -- is there above Bourgeau lake, i.e heading to Harvey Pass?
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Hiked up to Bourgeau Lake yesterday with a group. A little bit muddy in a few places (specifically next to the new bridge and up in the meadow). Saw a momma grizzly with two yearlings (they were a ways off up the valley wall, but momma was being vocal so we moved along). A bit of rain on the way up, but things were beautiful at the lake and mostly sunny on the way down.


Got to see the difference between responsible and irresponsible dog owners up close. One couple came up with their two dogs, friendly, well behaved, and on leash. Once they got to the lake they moved away from the other folks having lunch to let them play. Overall a great example of considerate dog owners where everyone had a good time. On the way down we came across the second group, music blaring, puffing away on cigarettes, both dogs off leash, running around snapping at each other (almost pushing one of our group off the trail), and bristled when we suggested that they put them on leashes (not only because a: it's illegal, but b: due to the Grizzly bears up the trail). Got all pissed off that "everyone" was telling them what to do (apparently we weren't the first to suggest they leash up) and that we should all mind our own business.
Haha, we were there as well! Those bears were great to watch. We were sat at the lake when I spotted them moving fast across grass and scree on the south side below the lake, then crossed the trail to the lush north slopes, where they were digging and playing. So nice to see a mama with 2 cubs still.

And yep, we saw the groups with dogs...

Zeljkok - there are a couple of small drifts to cross in the usual places, with poles and reasonable care, there really are no issues. Views as ever, from the pass are fantastic (when you are not getting rained/hailed on).
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Yes. Don't really want to start this discussion in conditions update thread, but it is always the owner isn't it; never the dog. There is recent similar example on BC North Shore, to the point hikers are saying they will start carrying bear spray -- because of ill-behaved dogs!

Thanks for the update, was thinking heading that way soon. How much snow -- if any -- is there above Bourgeau lake, i.e heading to Harvey Pass?
We didn't head up to Harvey Pass due to time, but there were several trail runners heading up and down that way. The trail on the scree was snow free as far as we could see. Overall there wasn't much snow around, a little here or there, but I'd suspect that Harvey would largely be clear.
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post #900 of (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 12:22 AM
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Where are you located? U of C outdoor center has a number of guided hikes and hiking programs. The MEC site also has a list of local clubs
I live in Edmonton.
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