This is shoulder season so we need to stay to lower peaks to avoid the snow! I do not feel like a long approach so this is the new objective:) We will do both peaks and the traverse, this is one of those must-do hikes with probably the best views in the park.
Despite not breaking the 9000’ barrier, Mount Indefatigable offers grand views into the Mount Joffre glaciated region directly south and above Upper Kananaskis Lake, the glaciated Royal Group to the southwest and towering Mount Sir Douglas to the northwest. Mount Indefatigable basically separates Lower and Upper Kananaskis Lakes to the east.
There will be new snow on the mountains peaks this week, you must bring crampons or microspikes!
Rating: Moderate Scramble
Distance: 10 km
Elevation: 2672 m
Elevation gain: 1080 m
Time: 6 hours
Weather forecast: TBD
Trail conditions: TBD
• Hiking boots (mandatory)
• Micorspikes or crampons (mandatory)
• Headlamp (mandatory)
• Hiking poles
• Proper clothing (dress in layers, toque, gloves/mitts, extra socks)
• Lunch and drinks (hot tea) **No Camelbacks in winter**
• Sun glasses
• No jeans, no cotton clothing of any kind!
Equipments can be rented at either Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) or UofC Outdoor Center.
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.
Kananaskis Lakes is a large camping and trail mecca located at the end of the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Lakes Trail (Hwy 742-gravel) south of Canmore, but is more readily accessed via the paved Kananaskis Trail (Hwy 40). In either case, once on the Kananaskis Lakes Trail (paved), drive to the end of the road at the North Interlakes Day Use parking area. There are restrooms at this location. Walk across the dam and about 100 metres along the lakeshore trail you will see the pile of boulders and the trail to your right.
You must sign a trip waiver and contact information form to attend this event. The event organizer will have this for you.