The morning dawned clear but quite cold - probably in the -5 degree range. I didn't have my watch but when it got light outside I forced myself out of the warm sleeping bag and into the crisp air outside. Robson looked spectacular over Berg Lake as I drank my morning coffee and got my gear together. I knew it would be a full day and after the long approach the day previous I also didn't want to be pressured to move quickly but rather take my time - as much as it's possible for me to do that anyway.
[photo]titkana001.jpg[caption]Frosty, fall morning.[/photo]
[photo]snowbird16.jpg[caption]The trail approaches the Robson Glacier - a long way away, considering 60 years ago it covered this area![/photo]
I'll let my photos do most of the talking for the Snowbird Pass hike, but suffice it to say that it's one of the most spectacular hikes I've ever done, and I've done more than a few over the years. The trail is obvious and signed where it needs to be. Don't underestimate the length or difficulty - if you're not used to 20km+ days with frozen scree, loose rocks and 800 meters of elevation gain you will feel this one once it's over. But don't panic - even getting half way is well worth it, and the Snowbird Meadows are a wonderful... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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