This is a Weekend event and we will be doing 2 long hikes. No Beginners. You have to be fit enough to do BOTH hikes. Please so not sign up thinking you will be doing just one day.
We will be driving out early on Saturday morning to do either the Whaleback or Iceline.
Saturday night we will stay at the hostel.
When you sign up for this hike you will be placed on the waiting list.
Once I get confirmation from you that the hostel is booked I will put you on the hike.
[masked] to book a bed at the hostel for July 27th.
Sunday we will pack up and then go for another great hike.
We will be going at a slow and steady pace no speed demons please. This is an area ment to be enjoyed.
Whaleback -Marpole Connector -Yoho valley.
We will see the twin falls from both above and below.
Marpole Connector: This is a huge boulder field with Great views and an interesting history. There is bit of route finding to be done in this section we will follow the cairns.
The Whaleback trial : What can I say but that the view from this trail is Gorgeous! There is a great meadow up here filled with flowers and views that never stop. The trail starts at the Top of Twin falls.
Iceline Trail - Celeste Lake Loop.
Iceline Trail --Starts right at the hostel. In a land of scenic superlatives - soaring, snow-capped peaks, surreal lakes and sparkling glaciers -Yoho National Park's Iceline Trail is a stand-out hiking route, offering an eye-popping kaleidoscope of mountain views, aquamarine waters, tumbling waterfalls, fresh green forests, wildflower meadows and rocky moraines.
How to find Whiskey Jack: Drive west on trans Canada hwy. to Yoho Valley Road 3.7km east of Fields B.C Drive the Yoho Valley road for 13km to the Whiskey Jack parking lot across from Takakkaw Falls. We will be driving approximately 440km there and back.
Things to bring:
comfortable hiking boots
2-3 L water
bug spray and sun block
dress in layers and come prepared for changing weather
snacks and lunches for two days
change of clothing for at night and shoes (towels, pillows , blanket and sheets provided)
dinner (hostel has fridge and stove)
bear spray (if you have it)
I am not a guide and I have never done the Iceline trail before so everyone coming should do their homework and be able to help in navigation. You need to be fit enough to complete Two hikes in the same weekend.
Suggested Car Fare is 30.00
park entrance fee 5.00/person if you do not have a pass
Hostel 24.60/night/person (unless you have a hosteling card then it is 24.00/night).
No Pets....No Children.....No Guests ...your friends 18 and over must sign up.
Waivers: As per the new policy for waivers, I will bring the group waiver form with me to both the Calgary Meet up location and the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike. You will also be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact.
You are fully aware that organizers are not professional guides and you assume all responsibility for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.