September 7, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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Elevation gain: 1365 m
Hike up the signed Burgess Pass trail to the pass. Leave the trail and hike up the shoulder of Mount Field on shale and scree. Mt. Field offers a great view of Mount Stephen, as well as Yoho Glacier and Takakkaw Falls. Kane classifies this trip as an "easy" scramble in his book, "Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies." However, it has significant elevation gain (1365 m) and you need to be comfortable on scree and loose shale. Bring the usual hiking gear: sturdy boots, pack, extra layers, lunch, water. You might want to bring hiking poles. Bring a helmet. This trip is in a national park so you will need a park pass. Please MEET AT THE FRONT DOORS OF THE PETRO CANADA SERVICE STATION.com/mtfie
If you would like to have more information about this scramble, go to the following sites:
www.truedino.mtfield.htm or www.bobspirko.ca/OtherScrambles
Please consider this outing as a LONG DAY. Trip reports from other clubs give varying accounts of how long it took them to do the trip. It depends on the speed of the group and how comfortable they are on scree. Please do not make any other plans for the evening. We have the drive there and back (about 4 hours) as well as the hike/scramble (5 to 8 hours). We might be getting back to Calgary around 7 p.m.