Backpack - Leader's Choice

Leader's Choice

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8:00 AM at Astoria River trailhead
Up to 2 spaces available. 8/7-12, Tonquin Valley / Astoria River, Jasper NP (Canadian Rockies), Alberta (M/S). 40+ miles. See Seattle Photography online listing for full details and registration. For inquiries about this trip, please contact leader via email: Photo-oriented backpack. For members and experienced backpackers only.. Photo backpack exploration into one of the most exceptional scenic backcountry areas in the Canadian Rockies. Photograph stunning scenery along Astoria River, Tonquin Valley lakes, and Rampart peaks, on hikes from camps into spectacular mountain valleys and passes. Day hike options from camp include Verdant and Campus passes with close views of Mt Edith Cavell, Eremite Valley to Arrowhead Lake, Amethyst Lakes, Clitheroe Peak, and more. Photo opportunities abound from sunrise to sunset for beautiful reflections, glaciated peaks including the towering Ramparts (series of 10 peaks rising 3000' from Tonquin Valley), cascading streams, lakes, abundant wildflowers and wildlife (caribou, moose, elk, bear, pika, etc.). Member fee: $65. Interested in joining 2 or more Canadian Rockies' backpacks, and reducing your trip costs with an annual Parks Canada wilderness pass? If so, ask the trip leader about the annual wilderness pass. Photos of area: Book Reference: The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide (Patton & Robinson).
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