|Event Location:||Kananaskis Country|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Sep 5 2021
|Registration Cut Off:
Sat, Sep 4 2021 8:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||Approx. 6 hours + driving time|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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Members Only, All Ages Welcome
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||
8 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
|Are Dogs Permitted:||
REQUIREMENTS: Participation in this event
is conditional upon
attendee compliance with the following
restrictions: If you have COVID-19,
COVID-19-like symptoms, or
may have COVID-19 due to a recent exposure, you
are expected to withdraw from
this event and stay
home. We will be more than happy to see you at
another event once it is
considered safe for you to do
Failure to comply with this requirement may
result in removal from this event
and/or future events.
CARPOOL: The Province of Alberta
is in Stage 3 and has removed
restrictions. The COC now allows traditional
carpooling, however, it is left
up to the discretion of:
coordinator whether to include carpool on their
events, and (2) drivers
whether to take carpool
on an event.
See our COVID-19 Policy for
Distance: 15km return
Elevation gain: 475m
Minor creek crossings
may be required.
There is no formal carpool for this event,
but of course you are free to arrange car sharing
stop at Barrier Lake information center at 9:30
This adventurous hike takes you through
forest and meadows to 2380m Burstall Pass with
views of the glaciated north face of Mt. Sir
At the outset the trail crosses open
meadows below Mud Lake. You pass a left
trail as you start to climb on old logging
through the forest. Immediately, you veer
following trail markers and continue along the
wide, rolling road that leads into the valley.
The surface is hard-packed with few rocks.
After Burstall Lakes, the road reverts to a
Soon you escape the forest at the edge
an alluvial plain. To your left sits
Robertson Glacier whose meltwater has washed
the gravel that covers the valley floor.
From here a steep and rooty path leads
quickly to treeline and meadows bristling with
After this brief respite, you begin the
final ascent to the pass. There from your
windswept vantage point far above
treeline, you are rewarded with magnificent
that sweep from Mt. Birdwood in the north to
Sir Douglas in the south. Continue a short
way west of the pass for views of Leman Lake
the Spray Valley to the west.
Ref: GemTrek's Kananaskis Lakes map.
The pace will be
steady. We will be
staying together as a group.
will drive on the Smith Dorrien Road which
We are out to enjoy the day and
may vary, please do not sign up if you need to
back for another commitment.
|Required Items to Bring:|
- Suitable Hiking Footwear
- Bear Spray
- Water (at least one litre)
- Clothes for changeable weather including rain
- Warm layers
- Plastic bag for your muddy boots for drive
- Kananaskis Conservation
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hiking poles
- Water shoes / crocs for water crossing
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Take Hwy 1 west out of town. Go south on Hwy 40
for approx 56km. Turn right onto the Kananaskis
Lakes Trail, and then just a short way down the
road, turn right again onto the Smith-Dorrien /
Spray Road (gravel road). Park at the Burstall
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|Cost & Payment:|
|Voluntary Donations:||Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.|