Sentinel Pass and Paradise Valley plus Giant Steps Loop

Due to the distance and elevation this event is not for beginners! We leave from Dalhousie at 7am SHARP due to the distance and road conditions. Please be on time so as not to ruin the trip for the rest of us.


Distance: 20.4 km

Elevation Gain: 720m

Be prepared for mountain weather, no cotton.

We will hike from Larch Valley to Paradise Valley and the Giant Steps, an absolutely beautiful staggered set of waterfalls, via Sentinel Pass.

This is one of the most scenically splendid trails in Banff National Park. We’ll follow the Larch Valley trail towards Sentinel Pass. At an elevation of 2611 m (8566 feet), Sentinel Pass is one of the highest in Banff National Park. From the pass we will descend into Paradise Valley. This is steep and could be icy in spots.

Icers or good soled hiking boots/gaiters are a must.



We need at least 2 cars to do the loop as it will require a car shuttle between the two trailheads. Please let me know who can drive and has a vehicle which can take 6 people.
I am staying at Lake Louise on Saturday night and will not be returning to Calgary. I will be doing some photography in the area. Anyone that wishes to stay and join me must make their own arrangements. I drive a dark blue jeep - cell[masked]-3476.

This is a long day and a very long hike, do not overestimate your ability. Do not sign up if you are planning for an early return to Calgary.


$ or Park Pass for entry to Banff National Park.

Icers
Gaiters
Moleskin
Sturdy hiking boots (Mandatory)
Lots of Water 2L minimum
Layered clothing
Food
Plastic bag for muddy boots
Rain Gear
Hiking Poles
Sunscreen/Sunglasses
Gas money for drivers

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  • Pierre

    Domo arrigato sensei Paul! Good to see you again man.
    Great fun group and some interesting discussions in the car going back home. See you all soon.

    July 8, 2013

  • Aleksandra

    Hi everyone - it was nice to meet all of you. And thank Paul for organizing this trip.

    July 7, 2013

  • Bob C.

    Thank you Paul, for organizing an enjoyable day!!

    July 7, 2013

  • Morgan

    Another awesome day in the mountains with sympatico company! Thanks Paul for organizing.

    July 6, 2013

  • James

    made alternative plans while on the waitlist!

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just got called for a Flood fundraiser tomorrow / Saturday am. Have Fun !

    July 5, 2013

  • Morgan

    Passenger

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everybody...I am new here (Canada and Calgary)...I expect to stay there at 7am taking the train...from downtown (8st sw)...but if someone goes through here and can pick up me, let me know, my number is[masked] 4284..see you!
    vivi

    July 5, 2013

  • Pierre

    Nancy-Anne,

    I live in Spruce Cliff.If you don't have a lift yet, you can catch a ride
    with me to Dalhousie. Will see how we split driving to the trailhead.

    Pierre

    July 4, 2013

    • Nancy-Anne R.

      Thanks Pierre, I'll take you up on your offer. My number is[masked]

      July 4, 2013

  • catalin

    I'm a maybe, just because I did Fairview once.

    July 3, 2013

    • Paul R

      This is a long trip about 21 km. bring lots of water and energy food!

      July 3, 2013

    • Aleksandra

      I am on a wait list but would be ready to join on a short notice. Email or call at[masked]:)

      July 4, 2013

  • Nancy-Anne R.

    Is anyone coming into town from the SW? Killarny area.

    July 4, 2013

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