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    Cassondra Skye added Wilmer wetlands

    2 months ago

    Cassondra Skye updated Wilmer wetlands

    2 months ago

    Cassondra Skye reviewed Pedley Pass Trail

    3 months ago

    The hardest part of today’s adventure was driving up the road to the trailhead. As others have said, you DO need a high clearance vehicle. I managed in my SUV with all wheel drive, but would have felt better in a truck. Take your time on the rough road. You’ll know you’ve arrived; there’s a sizeable parking area and a sign marking the trail where the main road comes to an end (note this is NOT the parking lot at the mine site). As for the hike itself, it’s a bit of a slog up to where the trail splits, but you get a few peekaboo views along the way. The ground was already frosty on September 25th, so bring your layers. The hike to the ridge is so worth it! 360° views await you. I was glad I had a wind breaker once I got above the trees. The hike to the tarn was beautiful too. Late September meant all the larch trees were golden yellow! On the way down, mud made the trail a bit slippery, so I was glad I had hiking poles. Good hiking boots strongly recommended for this one.

    Cassondra Skye completed Pedley Pass Trail

    3 months ago

    Cassondra Skye completed Brisco Falls

    3 months ago

    Cassondra Skye reviewed Lower Bugaboo Falls

    3 months ago

    Little hike with a big payoff. A picturesque autumn walk to the falls, which did not disappoint. There are several nice lookouts along the way that made for great photos. Use caution with animals and kids: some lookouts have sharp drop offs, and of course be careful at the falls. The trail would be fine for dogs on leash. Overall, I’d highly recommend.

    Cassondra Skye completed Lower Bugaboo Falls

    3 months ago

    Cassondra Skye added Invermere area

    3 months ago

    Cassondra Skye completed Ribbon Falls

    5 months ago

    Cassondra Skye reviewed Rawson Lake Trail to Sarrail Ridge

    5 months ago

    Do it for the views.. When I pulled up at the Upper Kananaskis Day Use area, the view from the parking lot alone was fantastic. But it got better. The climb from Upper Kananaskis Lake to Rawson Lake is a steady with little reprieve, but the payoff at the top is worth it. Rawson Lake, when the sun came out, was magical. Calm winds meant beautiful reflections and great photos. I walked to the other end of the lake, but didn’t do the climb to Sarrail Ridge as a bear was spotted adjacent to the trail by some other hikers (July 1, 2018). So exercise caution.
    Dogs: The hike to Rawson Lake would be fine for dogs as the trail is mostly dirt to that point. But I’d be concerned about their paws on the rocky path around the lake and up to the ridge.
    Timing: I departed the day use area around 7:55am. My climb up was quiet and peaceful with few other hikers. The path got quite busy with tourists and families around mid-day, however, so I was glad I started earlier. I walked at a leisurely pace, stopped to take many photos, and enjoyed lunch at the lake. With all the breaks, I made it back to the car by 1:15pm.
    I’ll definitely be doing this hike again. Easily one of my favourites in Kananaskis now for the views.