So, my wife and I are going to the Canadian rookies in Alberta, we have booked a trip for 3 weeks.
We are now thinking about booking campsites in backcountry areas in Jasper, for 2-3 days. Maybe 31 august - 2 (or 3) September.
Tonquin Valley seems very nice, but the only campsites available is Switchback and Astoria.
I guees highlight is Amethyst lake, right?
But problem seems to be that from Switchback campground there is something like 7 km to Amethyst lake, and 7 km back to the campsite. So that is something like 14 km back and forth, to have to go back to sleep at Switchback campground, and it gets dark quite early at the day, at that time of the year? Maybe it will just be back and forth and stressful and we probably can't spend so much about the highlight there? Or are their great places near Switchback campground we could go to instead of Amethyst lake?
So maybe we should choose another place for 2-3 days backcountry in Jasper? Or do you think it still can be done?
The other places are, as there seem to be many places left to book: Athabasca Pass Trail, Brazeau Trail, Fiddle River Trail, Fortress Lake Trail, Fryatt Valley Trail, Geraldine Lakes Trail, Jacques Lake Trail, North Boundary and Celestine Lake Trails, Saturday Night Lake Loop Trail, Skyline Trail, and South Boundary Trail: https://reservation.pc.gc.ca/Jasper%...mpsites%3fList
Have you guys been to thease places, and could you recomend some of the places? And offer some advice and tips? Would be grateful.
We are going to see a lot of nice lakes, with forests and mountains, it will be great, but thinking that maybe some variation to that also could be fun, and Tonquin Valley Trail seem to be a different place, with more open landscapes etc.
Is there another such place around that you can recommend, which might be equivalent or similar to Tonquin Valley area?