Carnarvon Lake (Kananaskis)


Trip Details
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Trip Date: 
Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
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The crux just below the lake is a set of chains that ascends upper moderate to low difficult scrambling terrain. The combination of a big pack and the exposure could turn some hikers around.


Trip Report

For our father / daughter backpacking trip in the summer of 2017, Kaycie and I eventually settled on a 5 day, 4 night backpacking and peak bagging trip around the Carnarvon Lake / Weary Creek / Lake of the Horns area of the High Rock Range in Kananaskis Country along the Great Divide. We planned for a two night stay at Carnarvon Lake with a ramble up a few of the easy peaks in the area before we'd traverse over Mount Muir towards Weary Creek Gap. After spending a night at Weary Creek and possibly ascending Mount McPhail, we'd traverse over to Lake of the Horns for our last night. On our return we'd loop over Hill of the Flowers before hiking down McPhail Creek and back to the Cat Creek parking lot.


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Saw your post on Scrambling in the Canadian Rockies on FB. Love this blog post, definitely just added it to my personal never-ending list. Glad to see you and your daughter out and about, keep it up, Cheers!


Thanks Melanie!

Great trip report Vern! Like I said I can't wait to head up here for a day trip to get in Strachan on August 23rd. Great info for me. Thanks again.

Thanks Harlan! Hope you have a good trip and the smoke stays out of the area for you.

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