Crystal Ridge

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Crystal Ridge
  • Location: Banff National Park (Icefields Parkway)
  • Activity: Snowshoeing
  • Height: 2,511 m (8,239 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 560 m (1,837 ft)
  • Distance: 6.6 km / Round Trip (4.1 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 9.6°
  • Estimated Time: 2-4.5 hrs
  • Technicality: Novice
  • Fitness Level: Easy
Pink line is the actual track I took which was recorded by my GPS.

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Crowfoot Mountain and Crowfoot Glacier in the morning.

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Sun between Bow Mountain and Crowfoot Mountain.

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This is as far West and North as I have ever hiked and unknown territory for me. The view was sure nice.

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It was the first weekend after a snow dump and I couldn't find GPS track from the Internet. Meaning I wasn't sure where I was supposed to go and came up here instead of Lake Helen which was my original destination.

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Despite the mistake, the view from here was awesome. Have to come back to do Cirque Peak.

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There should be two lakes in that white field behind.

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Another picture of me. I'm hot.

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Crowfoot getting cloud in the afternoon.

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There were two crows eating my lunch. They ate half of my sandwich.

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Cloud over the mountain making it looks more mysterious.


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