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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Default Major bridge on Athabasca Pass trail wiped out.

The bridge over Simon Creek, at km 14, has been wiped out by a large ice dam. Simon Creek is often a raging river and would be dangerous to cross. I have been on that bridge in early May and late September in previous years and I can tell you that trying to cross the Creek would be

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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This is a photo of Simon Creek on June 21, 2010
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 02:15 AM
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another one

I firmly believe now this is planned policy; let back-country revert to wilderness and spend resources to further develop / contain damage in tourist areas

But this is separate discussion. Thanks for the info!
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 03:03 AM
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Sad for another major area become more difficult to access. Hoping that this will eventually be changed - and hopefully sooner rather than later. Particularly important this year to have Canadian historic places accessible - otherwise why have people come to the parks for free in 2017, if history was not a part of the agenda? That is something I think they really missed out on this year - imagine free passes AND Howse and Athabasca pass trails rebuilt and functional - maybe commemorative letters for those that take the trip there...

On a side note: I thought I read that the bridge to Hamber was to be rebuilt, but no specifics.
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Thanks for the update Lobo.

We are all poorer if resources can not be allocated to rebuild that bridge.


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Thanks for the update. That creek looks fierce! Of course June would be its highest month but still...

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