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Moose River Route
Timestamp Free: 2020.03.29 - 06:04:07
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Rainbow Range (Robson)
  (6 days)
Participants: Jason Bedard, Dorota Paleczek, Urszula Paleczek, Jed Brewer
Difficulty: 2: Basic backpacking, route finding, bushwhacking, trail often disappears. Physical difficulty is minimal (~950m elevation over 49km).
A 5-7 day trip up the Moose River valley in Mount Robson Provincial Park. Over the continental divide at Moose Pass into Jasper National Park. Returning to BC/Mount Robson at the popular Berg Lake.
This route is 88km and begins (or ends, but begins in this case) in Mount Robson Provincial Park at the Moose River along highway 16 (SE of Moose Lake). The route travels up the Resplendent Creek and Moose River valleys for 49km before reaching the continental divide. Approximantly 950m of elevation is gained over the 49km up to the divide, providing hiking in wide, long, relatively flat valleys.

At the continental divide the trail crosses into Jasper National Park following the Calument Creek west, down the valley. The creek then merges with the Smokey River which travels south into Adolphus Lake.

Continuing south the route goes over the Robson Pass to Berg Lake at 66km. From Berg Lake the "route" turns into an extremely well maintained trail for 22km to the Berg Lake Trailhead.

This is referred to as a "route" by the parks because the trail often disappears or is overgrown. There were recently 2 forest fires (1 controlled) in 2004 which have further damaged the trail, causing many fallen trees across the trail. The route finding slowed us down more then expected, especially in the forest fire areas which involved a lot of hopping/climbing/balancing over burnt trees.

The route also has many river crossings which could pose a challenge, depending on the time of year and recent weather. In August (20th-26th) 2006 the highest crossing was at Resplendent Creek which was between knee and thigh deep with a fair...

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