Day 1 - Saskatchewan River - Glacier Lake - Black Robe Lake
(May 10) Met Bob Saunders and his team in the parking lot just past the turnoff for the David Thompson highway. (Glacier Lake Trailhead). The National park is deserted at this time of year. We put on heavy packs with crampons, ice axes, etc. and headed down the friendly trail toward Glacier Lake. Had lunch at Glacier lake, investigated the ruins of an old cabin,and then hiked for another 4 hours or so to a point just where the trees give way to open meadow (034-504).
Day 2 - Up the morraine, thru the trees, to camp by Arctomys Peak
(May 11) The morning woke cold and bleak, with fresh snow covering the rocks and tall grass. It looked like a scene from the movie "Black Robe" which several party members had recently seen, and so much better than the winter scenes in Dances with Wolves. So the next hour or so was spent reliving all the brutal winter scenes in Black Robe as we made breakfast. I found it particularily satisfying to stick my head out of the tent every so often and shout "Black Robe" in an inspired voice, to get the troops psyched up.
Then after breakfast, we put on the heavy packs and started out for the morraine to the... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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