Natural Bridge to Otterhead River
on the Kicking Horse Trail -
Intermediate XC Ski (No Beginners)
Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 7:30 AM
The meeting of the Kicking Horse, Emerald, and the Amiskwi Rivers is a special place in Yoho's Montane zone.
- Distance: 14 Km Return
- Elevation: 1220 m
- Height Gain: 60 m
- Time: 4 - 5 hours on at a moderate pace
- Location: Turn north off the Trans Canada Hwy onto the Emerald Lake access road, 4 km west of Field. Continue 1.5 km and park at the Natural Bridge parking lot. In Yoho National Park
- RSVP's open Monday, January 14, 2013 at 7:00am
From the Natural Bridge, ski 2.4 km along the road down a gradual hill, past the Emerald River to the Amiskwi River bridge. Cross the bridge and continue left along this abandoned fire road for 4.1 km to the Otterhead River. This is a very nice half day tour. Most of the trail runs through forest but there are a few open views along the way.
We will stop for a light meal or coffees/snacks on the way back from skiing.
You must come prepared for this ski with water, food, multiple clothing layers, toque, & mitts - all appropriate for x-country skiing. You must know how to use your gear & be able to wax your skis (unless you have waxless).
Carpool fare will be $25.00 per passenger for this trip, as this trip is within Yoho National Park, park passes are required.
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.