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T4 Iceline Trail - Yoho National Park

  • Jul 20, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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Iceline Trail Yoho National Park

To Attend: review event details and answer the questions in RSVP

The Basics:
Event Type: T4 Hike Trail Rating System
Event Location: Yoho National Park
Event Duration: 8-9 hours + driving
Difficulty Rating: T4: Difficult

Who's Invited: Members only - no pets

Distance: 20 - 25 km
Elevation Gain: 700 - 1000 m

Hike description

The Iceline is a dramatic, alpine trail that traverses limestone and talus beside Emerald Glacier. To reach this stark land of rock and ice entails a stiff climb from the floor of Yoho Valley, but you are rewarded along the way with expansive views over the valley to spectacular 380m Takakkaw Falls.

Dress in layers – you’ll warm up and cool down quickly. Weather can change so BE PREPARED for sun, rain, snow and wind!

• Warm layers - breathable and no cotton Why Cotton Can Kill You on a Hiking Trip

• Proper hiking boots
• Backpack
• Parch Repellant - 3-4 LITERS of H2O plus snacks and lunch
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses
• Bear spray
• First Aid kit
• Park Pass OR money to compensate driver for Pass use: Adult $9.80 or car load $19.60 ($5/person based on a full car).
• If you're not driving, gas money for drivers - $25

• Camera
• Gaiters
• Hiking Poles
• Headlamp
• Bug Spray

The Event Host reserves the right to move people on and off the trip or wait list, to increase or reduce the size of the group, in order to match people to the trip based on fairness, ability, safety, and other criteria.

Event Directions: From Banff or Lake Louise, drive west on Highway 1 (Trans Canada Highway) into BC to the turn north to Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park. The parking area at the end of the road to Takakkaw Falls is 13.3 km north from Highway 1. Parking for the Iceline trail is in the Takakkaw Falls parking area [masked] N;[masked] W).

WAIVERS: Your written consent is required for attending this event. You will be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact. Please read the Waiver by clicking HERE. I will bring the group waiver form to the Calgary Meetup location.

Your Hosts are volunteers and not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, your current physical condition, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip and you are responsible 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.

Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning. Your participation is at the discretion of your Event Host.

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  • Sidney

    Awesome epic hike. We took it to the maximum. Thanks Paul for organizing and Andy for map reading

    2 · July 23, 2013

  • Katica

    I had a beautiful day in nature and with all of you. It was difficult for me as a beginner, but finally I survived a route which is not for beginners obviously. But today I feel fine. :-)

    July 21, 2013

    • Katica

      I posted a lot of my photos - taking photos is another reason I was mostly behind the group of experienced hikers. :-)

      July 22, 2013

  • Paul

    Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story cries out "to infinity and beyond" whenever he begins his next adventure. Well, the Iceline Trail was something like that. We had perfect weather so distant views were infinity and beyond. We logged 30 km and 1300 meters. We completed the Iceline out to the Stanley Mitchell Hut and then seven of us went over the Whaleback for a top view from Twin falls before we met up with the rest of the group at the Chalet at Twin Falls before our hike out through the Yoho Valley.
    Twelve of us walked alongside glaciers and through forests with BIG fir trees.
    You know, it's kind of cool that over the course of the day you have moments of solo silence and at other times you are engaged in great conversations and friendships are either begun or deepened. I appreciate you all.
    Have a great week!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Anna

    wonderful day. thanks a million!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • uday

    Thanks for organizing such a wonderful hike.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Olga

    Thank you soooo much Paul for taking us on this hike! The views were amazing and the pace was just right to get through ALL the different places we experienced! You rock!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Shellie

    Amazing hike. Very long day. Thanks to slave driver Paul. We did it. Thanks Paul for organizing another great day in the mountains with great friends:)

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Andy D.

    Another "Epic" day with Slow and Steady ( well more Steady than Slow today ).Amazing views, great weather and of course a great group of hiking friends.

    2 · July 21, 2013

  • Brian

    Slept thru my alarm. Gutted to miss this one. Have an awesome day guys and see you soon.

    July 20, 2013

    • Andy D.

      You missed an epic buddy. Next time.

      July 21, 2013

  • Connie

    Fantastic and great view of glacier just in front of you.

    2 · July 21, 2013

  • Katica

    Does anyone have one more place in his/her car? I will attend in costs for fuel. I live close to Southland Station, but Heritage is also good for me to wait. I don't know how to come to Shouldice Arena. Is that the starting point?
    I hope there is someone that lives on SE or SW close to me, which can meet me somewhere closer.
    Thank you.

    July 16, 2013

    • uday

      I live in SW near Chinook Mall. Is it ok for you to be at Chinook LRT at 625am, I can pick you up from there. Uday

      July 19, 2013

    • Katica

      Thank you, Paul and Uday, for offering a ride. Now it is arranged. See you tomorrow!

      July 19, 2013

  • Brian

    I haven't been to Yoho and really can't think of a better bunch of folks to go with.

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Paul

    T4 Iceline Trail - Yoho National Park— July 20, 2013

    As always, if you need to change plans, please let me know sooner rather than later, shoot me an email.

    We have drivers, so if you said 'yes' and are still able and willing to drive we are good to go. We leave Shouldice at7:00 Saturday AM (make sure you have a big bowl of Lucky Charms), so shoot for 6:45 to check in, load gear, arrange carpool and sign the waiver form.
    * Minimum of 2-3liters of water
    * Food and/or snacks for the day
    * Hiking poles
    * Personal First Aid Kit
    * Park Pass OR money to compensate for Pass use: Adult $9.80 or car load $19.60 ($5/person based on a full car).
    * If you're not driving, gas money for drivers - $25 If you can help out with any of the requests for rides please connect and make arrangements.

    If you have a question...ask.
    If you need help....ask.
    If you have a problem......


    July 17, 2013

  • Malu C.

    Anyone coming from SE? I live near Ramsay/Inglewood... if anyone is driving near Spiller Rd, the Zoo or there abouts maybe I can hitch a ride?

    July 15, 2013

  • Sandra

    I am sorry I cannot make it. It is very likely I will have to work that day. Hope you all have fun.

    July 10, 2013

  • Sandra

    I need car pooling from Calgary. Thanks.

    July 9, 2013

12 went

  • Paul
    Platinum Member Šung'manitu-Tanka, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Andy D.
    Platinum Member,OCC, AST 1 (Pied Piper) and SOOO Special member!, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Shellie
    Platinum Member, Co-Organizer
  • Sidney
    狼 láng (Wolf) - Gold Member, AST 1 ,
  • Anna
    Gold member
  • Wayne
    Premier Member
  • Olga
    Gold Member
  • Connie
    Premier Member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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