Panther Falls


Trip Details
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Trip Date: 
Saturday, August 20, 2011
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Some exposure around the waterfall - make sure it's dry and hang onto little kids tightly!

Trip Report

After scrambling the gorgeous Boundary Peak near the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park, the kids and I stopped at the Bridal Veil lookout on highway #93 on our way back to Yoho, where we were camped for the weekend. I wanted to show them the impressive Panther Falls, which is easily reached via a somewhat exposed, but very short hike starting at the lookout.


Follow an obvious, wide trail down from the parking lot straight to the east and then follow another trail to the north (left). This trail goes up and through a narrow rock gap before traversing a very exposed ledge to a massive cave behind Panther Falls!


[The kids on the trail to Panther Falls.]

[This interesting rock flake is a landmark to watch out for.]

[Looking back at our approach - note the ledge behind Kaycie that squeezes around a rock outcrop - this is very exposed and you should use caution here!]

[Behind Panther Falls!]

[Looking out of the cave behind the falls towards Bridal Veil Falls and outliers of Cirrus Mountain.]

[Kaycie with Cirrus Mountain in the distance.]

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