[photo]MountWillisRoute.jpg[caption]This is our day one route, first up to Cataract Pass and then all the way to Willis at the top right.[/photo]
The trail does have one annoying habit. Every time it crosses a gully system it loses and regains height, rather than snaking along the same contour line around the nose of the ridges. I'm not sure if this is because it was originally a horse trail (so who cares about such things as maintaining elevation) but it was especially annoying on the way out.
[photo]willis003.jpg[caption]More of the terrain on the Nigel Pass trail - the mountain on the left is unnamed, a very common theme for this area as there are very few named summits here.[/photo]
After ascending a steep section to the pass, the views behind and ahead of us improved dramatically. A deep blue sky combined with the fall colors in the foliage and shrubs along the valleys and streams presented us with that unique September palette that has to be experienced to be believed. We descended briefly to cross the Brazeau River on small boulders - the river was very shallow... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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