August 8, 2017
Switchback Campground to Tonquin Valley Trailhead
Distance: 13.6 km
Elevation Loss: 400 m
Elevation Gain: 40 m
Time: 4 hours
Our last day in the mountains had us waking up bright and early, as we wanted to get to the parking lot and back on the road in a decent ti...
August 7, 2017
Amethyst Campground to Switchback Campground
Distance: 6.8 km
Elevation Gain: 150 m
Time: 3 hours
The next day we woke up bright and early to get a quick start on our journey to Switchback campground. It was our last full day being out in the backcountry and we were o...
Maccarib Campground to Amethyst Campground
Distance: 3.4 km
Elevation Loss: 50 m
Time: 1 hour
The second day of the trip was much easier and shorter than the first day. I had purposely planned it this way so we could spend the day at the lake and explore the surroundi...
August 6, 2017
Portal Creek Trailhead to Maccarib Campground
Distance: 19.5 km
Elevation Gain: 500 m
Elevation Loss: 100 m
Time: 8 hours
How To Get There: When driving north on Highway 93 towards Jasper Townsite, turn onto Highway 93A. You can start the trail by taking either Ca...
July 5, 2016
Merlin Meadows Campground to Fish Creek Parking Lot
Distance: 16 km
Elevation Gain: 475 m Elevation Loss: 785 m
Time: 5 hours
We woke up to grey skies on our last day in the mountains. It was a very cold morning but luckily we were able to get another fi...
July 4, 2016
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Baker Lake Campground to Merlin Meadows Campground
Distance: 8.1 km
Elevation Gain: 100 m Elevation Loss: 225 m
We woke up to a beautiful blue sky at around 8:00 am! All of us decided to try and leave the c...
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Hidden Lake Campground to Baker Lake Campground
Distance: 5.7 km
Elevation Gain: 200 m Elevation Loss: 150 m
Time: 3 hours
Matt is usually known for being a morning person. He gets up at 6:00 am almost every d...
July 2, 2016
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For the July long weekend, I decided to put together a camping trip with a bunch of friends. I chose Skoki Circuit because I had heard that while it was incredibly scenic, the trail itself was relatively easy (save for a few...