We're sorry; registrations have closed for this adventure.
Distance:10 km Elevation:650 m Expected time:6-7 hrs Difficulty:moderate
This is a one day hike to one of the most beautiful lakes in Alberta and a chance to learn about this magnificent wilderness area. The views are spectacular and the alpine flowers should be beautiful. It is also a chance learn about the geography and plant life of the area.
This is the rescheduling of the Rae Glacier hike, originally to be held at the end of October 2021, which had to be postponed on the account of weather. If you were registered on the October hike, you are automatically registered in this one. If you weren't but would like to come along, we have more spaces, so please sign up!
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Why Join This Adventure?
Tryst Lake is located off the Smith-Dorrien Trail, near Engadine Lodge, in the Spray Range, not far north of the better-known Chester Lake/Burstall Pass areas. You should be able to:
See a really beautiful small lake in a hanging valley surrounded by spectacular cliffs
See incredible views of the surrounding mountains from the ridge above the lake
See large stands of alpine larches at their "green" stage
See spectacular alpine flowers
See the effects of recent avalanches on trees and plants
Learn about the effects of forestry operations undertaken 70-80 years ago
The route is about 10 km, for the return journey. Elevation gain is approx. 2,000 feet. Activity time 6-7 hours. The route is almost all on trails, although some of it is quite steep. Participants will need to be familiar with hiking in the Rockies and have a reasonable level of fitness.
Good hiking boots, raingear suitable for mountain hiking, spare clothing, lunch and extra food, backpack. Hiking poles are useful but not essential. The weather can be quite unpredictable in the area, be prepared for a storm.
We will observe COVID-19 precautions and guidance from the Government of Alberta and expect
participants to follow appropriate sanitizing and social distancing. We thank you for your understanding
and cooperation! If you need more details you can check the Government website at:
Please bring a personal mask and your own hand sanitizer.
Thank you for joining us for this exceptional day out in one of Alberta’s truly wonderful Wild Spaces
— we look forward to meeting you there!
Things To be Aware Of
This is a high mountain trail hike, a reasonable level of fitness is required.
We will be meeting at 10:00 AM in Kananaskis, expected time of return to parking area will be by 5:00 PM. Specific directions will be given to registrants in advance of the event.
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