Five Hikes to Revisit in 2015

I’m looking forward to hiking this summer, and I’ve been planning which hikes I would like to do. There are a lot of new ones but I’m also keen to revisit a couple that I’ve done before.

1. Larch Valley

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On the way to Larch Valley

When I hiked to Larch Valley in 2012, I made it as far as the Upper Minnestimma Lake but not to Sentinel Pass. This year I’m determined to make it to the top of Sentinel Pass, from there I would really like to summit Mount Temple.

2. Mount Rundle

Mount Rundle seen from the Vermillion Lakes

When I hiked here last year, we made it to the top of the ‘Dragon’s Back’ section of the scramble, but not all the way to the top. This is definitely one I’ll have to complete this year – I’m just that little bit competitive…even with myself!

3. Castle Mountain

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The closest I got to the summit of Castle Mountain

Hiking here twice last year has made me incredibly keen to return this year. I started on the route to the summit of Castle Mountain, but didn’t have enough time to complete it. This year I’ll make sure to get to the summit.

4. Cavell Meadows

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Mount Edith Cavell

The area around Mt Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park is one of my favourite places to go with my parents and sister. We didn’t do that much hiking here though. We took the trail to the lake shore, which is now washed away. This year I’m keen to hike to Cavell Meadows and get some different views of Mt Edith Cavell.

5. Skoki

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Reaching Skoki Lodge

I completed this hike last year, but I think I’m going to revisit it this year. It’s one I’d been waiting almost seven years to do. I can’t really describe the sense of achievement I had from this hike, it was so satisfying to see the lodge for myself. I hope that this year I will make it back there and get to spend a couple of days in the area.

© RockiesOutdoors 2015.

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