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Tough climb but beautiful views of the peaks and valleys. We did this on Nov 17, trail was easy to follow - microspikes and poles a must.

Extra hard if you walk from the upper lakes parking lot and then climb Indefatigable, named after a ship that sunk in the juit war. Little history of the dirty six or twenty six.

Great view on top, easy to walk, not a lot of snow! I would recommand :)

Did the low Jewell Pass track to Barrier and then back up the jeep track over Yates. Great little hike - good distance. Moderate rather than hard. Keen to MTB it in the summer

The water/ice sculpture created by the freezing waterfall makes this moderately easy hike a 5/5. Wearing micro spikes proved helpful as the start of the hike as well as the short path down to the waterfall were steep.

Did this hike on November 12th

04/11 Would recommend as an easy winter hike with a very special waterfalls treat at the end. Required spikes for majority of the hike thanks to an icy trail. The climb down to the falls is very sketchy so recommend spikes and poles.

Well that was a hell of a hike. Beautiful day. My dog and I set out, microspikes and Ruffwear boots. Took a few breaks for food and water for my dog. So windy at the false summit and didn’t think I would even try to make it to the lookout tower but some awesome ladies with dogs who were experienced hikers ventured up there so we followed. Worth the views. Would have stayed up there longer but the windy was terribly cold so we trekked back down. Road up was very slippery so keep that in mind at this time of year. A lot harder than I expected. If you bring a dog make sure they have boots if you go to the top. Very sharp rocks.

Easy trail to a decent view point. If you go just a couple hundred meters up towards midnight peak the views are excellent.

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7 days ago

beautiful hike! parked at the closed parking area and walked across the creek, theres a clearly marked trail. its pretty steep the first few kms as you get up to the ridge, a few areas of exposure but mostly in the trees. we went up novemeber 11th and there was snow but some areas were still free of snow, alot more snow on the ridge, spikes are a must!!

me and my friends did this hike today ....very nice easy hike ...no slippery sections ....there was snow but easy to manage...beautiful views of Barrier lake and Mount Baldy .

Was a great time, took our dog out on leash and she met a few other dogs along the way. If you have dog boots, take them with, although it wasn't muddy theres definitely some wet spots. We loved the trail, especially if you take it counter clockwise, some great view/easier to hike near the last quarter of the hike. Enjoy.

This is a great short hike with amazing views. Really enjoyed it

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9 days ago

Amazing hike/climb. Requires scrambling near top of Mt. Baldy and along ridge between Mt. Baldy and Mt. Baldy South. Icy up there now so the scrambling is a bit trickier and requires experience. The bowl/valley between the peaks is starting to get some snow so be avalanche aware if going down or up that way. Wonderful views along the ridges and top, and don’t forget to write your name on the notepad sealed in a black container at the top of Mt. Baldy!!

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10 days ago

Amazing views of mountains! We went in Mid Oct before the larch trees lost their needles. Beautiful fall colours! Trail was slippery with fair bit of snow at the top. Traction aids and hiking poles were definitely a benefit for this hike especially for the descent. This hike is a gradual climb up with some steep areas in the trees, flattens out near the top, then gradual climb to reach the top. It’s a nice moderate hike. Would recommend it and will definitely hike it again.

Stunning day. False summit today. Too slippery to progress to the peak without cleats. Lots of slippery stuff under fresh snow.

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14 days ago

Parked at closed day use area. Walked north across the river and the trail is very visible. Steep trail be prepared for some leg burn. Completed Nov 5,18 and I didn’t use spikes or poles. Was a little slippery so spikes would be beneficial. Took me 3 hours, very Little climbing rock. Just near the summit you have a tiny scramble. Only got the view for 10 minutes or so because the clouds and snow blew in. Good workout. I will have to do it again on a clear day because I did not get the full view at the summit.

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15 days ago

First time doing little Lawson and it was amazing!! The trail was dry and great until the false summit. Then we encountered snow that was packed down and easy to travel. For the narrow spots yaktracks or spikes are helpful as it’s a bit slippery. The hike is steep but extremely rewarding!! When starting out on the TransAlta road, if you reach the aquaduct you have gone to far. You need to turn right just before it. Definitely recommend this hike to anyone who wants something quick and challenging!

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15 days ago

Hiked it NOV. 3rd.. we parked at the day park area which was closed. Followed the trail north along hwy40, that lead into the bushes. trail was steep and Icey going up. Spikes and poles were key, once you get to the ridge you can explore right and left, left will take u up to the summit, pretty easy going from there. 1 foot of snow, but well tracked down. Awesome 360 views of the valley and all peaks around. Absolutely gorgeous.
Decent was icey and muddy, bush waked the whole way down to stay off the muddy trail . Was an awesome hike. We took our time with lots of breaks to take nature in. Up and down in 4 hours.

Great view at top not so much to the west aslougheed and surrounding mountains arein 3000m category. Can see lil part of canmore. Like most summits youll have to prepare for the elements

We loved this hike! Did today, brought our pup and it was perfect. Windy walking around the lake to get to the trail but besides that awesome! Gets steep by the look out point. Beautiful views would do again :)

Did this trail on October 28th. Was very clear, showed a bit in the peak but warmed up. Packed snow on jewel pass section but manageable with spikes. Great view and a decent work out. Finished in just under 4 hours with a few breaks.

Oct. 31, 2018 - Very icy most of the way up, top is dry. Sketchy going down on the ice, but totally worth it. Great track through a mature cedar forest with huge payoff at the top, one of my faves. Very hard to find the mostly unmarked trailhead, use NAV for sure. Long dirt road with logging trucks will keep you on your toes.

This trail is nice all throughout all the seasons, it’s a bit strenuous once you start going up but the switchbacks offer some relief. I hiked this trail last week and it had quite a bit of snow so make sure you bring some clamp-ons if you have them.

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20 days ago

Hike was ok.. highly recommend crampons this time of year as half way up became quite icy. Extremely windy at the top

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21 days ago

Waist deep snow and very challenging last 150 meters before the summit. The views from the top are amazing.

Beautiful Hike. The scramble up to Sarrail Ridge can be a bit of a grind but not too difficult. Be sure to wear the proper footwear. The views from the ridge are incredibly stunning, you won't be dissapointed.

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21 days ago

We went on October 27th, 2018 and it was snowing and windy the whole way up. Crampons or microspikes required! It cleared up a bit by the time we got to the ridge, but conditions were bad enough we didn’t risk going all the way to the summit. Would love to do again in the summer!

New hiker here! This was close to Calgary, and a quick hike, didn't feel long at all. There are some steep uphill sections that can leave ya a bit breathless, but still totally manageable. Lots of muddy sections and a bit of hard-packed ice. A few nice views, but mostly forested. Lots of friendly people and dogs on the trail!

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