8.6 km to the pass; 640 m elevation gain; 6 to 7 hour round trip
Trailhead: Fish Creek parking area, off Whitehorn Road, 3 km north of Lake Louise.
After 4 km on a wide access road, you will reach a world dotted with lakes and inviting alpine meadows. From the pass, you get a spectacular view into a remote corner of Banff National Park.
Side trip to Deception Pass: 2.4 km one way, 145 m elevation gain from Boulder Pass. Hike over to this windswept pass if you have energy to spare. This would make the trip 22 km return and 785 meters of elevation gain. Totally doable with an intermediate group. The views of the Wall of Jericho from the pass are stunning.
Waivers: As per the new policy for waivers, I will bring the group waiver form with me to both the Calgary Meetup location and the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this event. You will also be asked for the name and phone number of an emergency contact. Please come prepared with this information.
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 event with the group.
GAS FEES: $25 per passenger for this hike.