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White Water on the North Saskatchewan River # 1234

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Date: 2001.07.28
Vantage Point: From near Glacier Lake Trail bridge

Caption: The North Saskatchewan River flows high and white after a week of rain.

PhotoDescr: Only a few kilometres from its source at the Saskatchewan Glacier, the river is squeezed through a narrow gorge between Mount Wilson and Survey Peak on the Mount Erasmus massif. After rain forced us back from our attempt on the Valley of Lakes, I took this photo shortly before we crossed back over the river on an indispensable footbridge. Just downstream, the river becomes even larger as the Howse and Mistaya Rivers join it. A pullout for canoe traffic above this section allows a highly recommended portage around this section. Elsewhere the river is much wider and calmer.

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