Mt. Field (scramble)

  • September 7, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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Mt. Field
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.

 

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  • Leslie J.

    Susan, Jim, Michael and I went out hiking despite the poor forecast. We decided not to do the scramble, because of the rain. Instead, we hiked up to Harvey Pass and had a wonderful time.

    September 8, 2013

  • Leslie J.

    Hello everyone. Just letting you know the current forecast for Saturday is rain (60% chance of precipitation). Hopefully the forecast will improve in the next few days. We can still hike up to Burgess Pass but if it is really rainy people probably won't want to scramble up wet scree and shale to Mount Field. We do have a few options though. We could descend the Burgess trail on the Emerald Lake side just for variety or choose to do the Emerald Triangle. We'll just have to see what the weather is like and what people want to do when we get there. Think "sunshine."

    September 3, 2013

    • Tian W.

      It seems that it would be raining all day tomorrow...

      September 6, 2013

    • MICHAEL T.

      Tian, So many people make the mistake of the weather in the mountains. When it rains which comes from the east or south in Calgary, it does NOT indicate that it will definetly rain in the mountains. That is a fallacy! Experienced hikers know well that when it rains in Calgary all day does not mean it will rain or snow in the mountains always! On the contrary. A small dye hard group of 4 decided to hike up to Harvey Lake from Bourgeau parking lot. At the time driving in the Bow Valley it hardly rained if you can call a few drops raining. On the whole we had a great time when only a few showers or very light rain happened!!! We got our workout done. Too bad others missed out. SO instead of MT. Field we hiked up the Bourgeau trail in the forest.

      September 7, 2013

  • Martin

    Well, realized its little too late since I'm bit unprepared for the trip (even though I love hiking in the rain), may need better waterproof gear as old one needs upgrading and nothing at home to make a lunch from.....so hopefully I'll see ya on different day. Enjoy this hike.

    September 6, 2013

  • Martin

    Hi Leslie, I've been searching for some hikes this Saturday, but many groups canceled for rain. Browsing more I found your group finding this hike, but RSVP has been closed this morning. Noticed there was 1 spot left, so wondering whether I could fill in. I may meet you at Petro Canada to discuss it.

    September 6, 2013

  • Tian W.

    Sorry I may not be comfortable scrambling in the rain, although I really want to do Mt. Field. Have fun!

    September 6, 2013

  • Dan

    I'll have to bow out as well......would love to go on the next one if the weather is clear! Have fun you guys! :)

    September 6, 2013

  • Leslie J.

    Hi everyone. I work Friday night and so am a little late checking my mail. It's understandable, given the forecast, that people want to re-schedule. However, it is a bit late to cancel, and some people (Jim, Susan, Michael) are planning on coming for sure. So I will be at the Petro-Canada station tomorrow at 7 a.m. If you don't want to come, please just RSVP "no" tonite so I'll know not to look for you. For the diehards who do show up, I'll either go to Yoho if that is what they want to do, or hike somewhere closer and re-schedule the Mount Field trip. I was looking forward to Mt. Field myself -- it should have spectacular views if the weather is clear.

    September 6, 2013

  • Craig W.

    That is such a beautiful and there is no point trying to photograph in the rain. Sorry next time, Leslie.

    September 6, 2013

  • Craig W.

    I agree Peter and its also a waste of fuel driving to the meeting place and then deciding??

    September 6, 2013

  • Peter

    Leslie, if the weather thing doesn't work out would you consider scheduling this for the 14th? Yoho is a long way to go for a walk in the rain (I'm seeing 10 mm in the Weather Network forecast for Field). We still plan to meet you at PetroCanada tomorrow, unless you say something different.

    September 6, 2013

  • Craig W.

    At this moment in time i will be going straight to the official meeting place as there is no one to pick up at Shouldice !!

    September 5, 2013

  • Ruth

    Sorry but I won't be able to make it this time. For sure see you next time! Enjoy.

    September 5, 2013

  • Craig W.

    I have room in my vehicle for 3 and we can meet at Shouldice at 6.30am if thats what people would like???

    September 2, 2013

    • Craig W.

      Ok Ruth see you at Shouldice at 6.30am Saturday.

      September 3, 2013

    • Ruth

      Thanks Craig, but I won't be able to make it this time :(. See you next time!

      September 5, 2013

  • Mark

    Sorry but change of plans for me so I am out. Next time!

    September 4, 2013

  • MICHAEL T.

    message from Michael T.

    I need a ride with someone from Shouldice parking lot. Can anyone give me a ride? My phone no. is[masked] Thanks

    Michael T.

    September 2, 2013

    • Craig W.

      Michael, i see Jim Hoover is attending I think he lives real close to you, ask him?? Craig. Other wise we can meet at Shouldice!!

      September 2, 2013

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