The Valley of the Ten Peaks is arguably the grandest valley in the Rockies. Nestled amongst them is Wenkchemna Pass our destination. We'll pass the popular Moraine Lake and the brilliantly colourful Eiffel Lake. The trip may be occurring during the restricted hiking season (bears!), so we will need a minimum of 4 in attendance.
If there's sufficient interest, we'll stretch our legs a little extra and go visit Consolation Lake afterwards (an extra 6km, 125m elevation).
A good level of fitness is required as the pace is moderate to fast, and the hike is long. Please be realistic about your abilities. You must be able to commit to the entire event.
Rating: Difficult (D6 (http://www.calgaryoutdoorclub.com/events/difficultyratings.asp#hike))
Distance: 19.4 km
Elevation gain: 725 m
Time: 5 - 6 hours (+ driving time, 2 hrs one way)
Hiking boots and post-hike sandals Hiking poles Park Pass (if you have one) Bear spray (if you have some) Proper seasonal wear (dress in layers) Lunch, snacks and water (min. 3 L) Sun glasses, sunscreen, bug spray No jeans, no cotton clothing of any kind!
DRIVING AND DIRECTIONS:
We will meet at the in Calgary meeting point and carpool from there. Please be on time as we will only wait a short while past past the departure time before we leave.
Take the TransCanada (Hwy 1; 16th Ave) westbound into Banff National Park, and continue to Lake Louise Village. From Lake Louise Village, drive uphill, southwest, on Lake Louise Drive. Turn left on Moraine Lake Road, and follow it to the end for Moraine Lake and our trailhead.
You must sign a trip waiver and contact information form to attend this event. The event organizer will have these for you.