Quartz Hill

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Quartz Hill
  • Location: Banff National Park (Townsite)
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Height: 2,580 m (8,465 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 m (3,281 ft)
  • Distance: 26.0 km / Round Trip (16.1 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 6.8°
  • Estimated Time: 5-8 hrs
  • Technicality: Intermediate / Novice to Quartz Ridge
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
Red line is the actual track I took up to where I went which was recorded by my GPS. There was some jump in my location, the data is not accurate in some area.

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Quartz Hill and Sunshine Meadows.

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Even though it was already July the meadow wasn't quite green yet. Well this summer has been cold summer and maybe that something to do with it.

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You have to park at the Sunshine Village ski parking area and either pay $25 for bus ride or hike up 500m elevation / 5km distance. I took my roommate Cornnie with me today and I was worried not taking bus maybe too hard for her.

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At Quartz Ridge. This pass still continues to Citadel Pass and farther more, eventually reaches Mount Assiniboine.

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Cornnie made it!!

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While she was eating lunch at the pass, I left her and scrambled up Quartz Hill.

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Great shot of Mt. Assiniboine P.P. and Kananaskis. Both Mount Assiniboine and Mount Sir Douglas in the same picture.

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My favorite mountain Assiniboine. 3618m (11870ft) and 7th tallest mountain in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

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Interesting shape. I couldn't figure out the name.

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Still at the peak looking at NW.

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Before leaving, had to take one more picture.

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Rock Isle Lake, and there are two other lakes just behind, but Cornnie was too tired to go any farther.


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