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The Descent Route from Jackpine Trail to Bess Pass # 13476

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Date: 2009.08.16
Vantage Point: About 0.3 km west of Bess Pass

Caption: Where the Jackpine Trail goes - up the foliage in the centre of the photo, then gradually off to the left

PhotoDescr: From Trip Report #6815: "We slopped on to Bess Pass, wondering amazedly at how even a marginal trail had been cut through the foliage we had just floundered through; we found the Jasper Park boundary sign (GR 434116) on what was in the lush growth of the wide col a very marginal trail, had some lunch, and again debated. Alistair and I thought we might stay the night and climb nearby Whiteshield Mountain the next day even though neither it nor the weather looked very promising; but Bob and James were on a short leash and had to be back at work the morning of day five.

And, given the conditions we had already experienced, we did not have high expectations for the putative trail leading down from Bess Pass to the Holmes River, a trail that at least one outfitter asserted was a reasonable descent route."

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