GDT Day 32. August 6, 2018. From Cross Country to the Sweet Skyline Trail.

32.9 km South Side of Pass #6 to Curator Campsite.

We finished up the Six Passes Alternate. We climbed up the 6th pass and then just kept climbing to top of three peaks.

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6th Pass. Yay!

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Morning sun over Maligne Lake. We thought this was the final peak but we had a couple more.

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Looking back over the Bald Hills.

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As we reached the final peak we started seeing people. And as we descended further we saw hoards of people hiking up the steep trail from Maligne Lake. After seeing almost no one for days it shocked the senses.

Once we got to Maligne Lake we started up the 44 km Skyline Trail. It’s known for it’s long stretches of alpine, stunning views, challenging climbs, well built and maintained trail, fully booked campsites and lots of people. But we saw almost no one. Just a couple of day hikers at the beginning. Probable because we started the Skyline Trail at 4pm.

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Easy walking between Little and Big Shovel Passes. We could actually walk and look around at the same time.

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5 thoughts on “GDT Day 32. August 6, 2018. From Cross Country to the Sweet Skyline Trail.

  1. Lou Child

    Stunning scenery – what an amazing 2 days! I’m impressed with the elevation gain and loss you did over the days! Thank you for sharing your journey!

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  2. Warren

    Loving the beauty of this country. So varied and rich. You must feel full, I know I get a little glimpse as I immerse myself in your wonderful photos. Thank you so much.

    Reply

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