quote:Originally posted by Rachelo
I haven't actually been to Snowbird Pass (it's on this year's itinerary), so I won't claim to say how these compare.
But here are your good Rocky Mountain chances to visit glaciers.
You can, of course, walk to the toe of the Athabasca.
Also in your DWYT book:
Trip 47 - Saskatchewan Glacier can take you right up to the glacier (you have to walk a ways up gravel flats to it).
Trip 49 - Stanley Glacier. Walk to the end of the trail, then along a loose path right to the glacier.
Trip 31 - Bow Hut. Dayhikable, but better as an overnight stay at the hut to give you a chance to walk around. It's right on the edge of the Wapta Icefield. A little scrambley.
Trip 72 - Yoho Valley to the Yoho Glacier (it has receded a lot since the trail was put in, so you have to walk a good ways. This would be better to do as a couple-day Iceline trip where you could dawdle along the Iceline, walking up to the glacier bits, and spend a day dayhiking from Twin Falls up to the Yoho Glacier. Then you can go up to Kiwetinok Pass as well.
Trip 13 - The Iceline allows you to walk right up to small remnants of the Emerald Glacier.
There are plenty of other routes to glaciers that require scrambling, if you're up for that.
Plain of Six Glaciers
, especially Tumbling Pass
- bring a crazy carpet
Old Goat Glacier
- very long dayhike, or better to dayhike from a basecamp at Turbine Canyon.