Hittin' the Trails
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Interest: Hiking, Biking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Nature, Baking, Food, Wine, Sitcoms, Sports, Music
Lower Altitude Day or Multi-Day Hikes in Late June
I'd previously posted my itinerary for The Rockwall in late June but after much consideration and constructive discouragement from other trekkers I've decided to altogether cancel that. Too much risk of knee-high snow (snowshoes required), major snow on the passes (risk of avalanches), and having to navigate around avalanche debris, snow bridges, and other potential hindrances/obstacles.
Instead I'm looking into lower altitude alternatives for a 3-4 day multi-day hike in the Banff/LL/Canmore area or nearby as well as some suggestions for day hikes that are less likely to have an abundance of snow/ice that early in the season. Got a few hikes I was looking at for a little later in the trip, July 8th - 10th, likely mostly heavily tramped. Here's the list:
- Saddleback Pass to Mount Fairview Summit
- Plain of Six Glaciers
- The Beehive
- Devil's Thumb
- Wenkchemna Pass Trail
- Sentinel Pass via Larch Valley Trail
- C Level Cirque Trail
- Citadel Pass
- Healy Pass
- Johnston Canyon to Inkpots (something simple)
- Mount Rundle Summit Trail
Just briefly researching multi-days with a bit less altitude gain at lower altitudes and was considering Mount Skoki or Lake Minnewanka. However, upon reading further both are prime female grizzly territory where you're required to hike in groups of 4. Basically rules both of those out as I'm currently a group of ... 1.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much and my apologies for the previous post.
Last edited by Zivs; 02-02-2020 at 01:27 PM.