October 2, 2020
In June when we were here, we could barely see the trail at higher elevation, as knee deep snow still covered parts of it, as well as the trail head sign. So, this was going to be new territory for us. After our picnic and sheep watching stops, we hiked this trail to take in the valley and glacier views.
- trailhead – at end of Wilcox Pass Trail
- distance – 2.8 km (1 3/4 miles) return
- elevation gain – 177 m (580 feet)
- elevation at top of ridge 2,423 m (7,950 feet)
The views behind us
Caution, photographer at work
Otherworldly – the shot with a foot in is shows sheep tracks as well as hiker tracks
Are we there yet? Its just over the next hill. First shot shows a rock wall constructed by hikers, over the years
The view from the top. 2nd photo shows an SUV on the glacier. Middle shot shows the Icefields Centre below (a long way below).
After a lot of pix and oohs and aahs, we retraced our steps.
Another closer look at the Bighorn sheep.
And back to the start.