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Includes guiding, food for the trip, camping fees & National Park permits.

Au 14th to 18th, 2013

Intermediate hiker, good fitness and ability to carry a 40-50lbs pack.

Max 4 Clients with 1 guide

Rockwall Trail in Kootenay National Park

The Rockwall Trail is one of the classic backpacking trips in the Canadian Rockies. Starting at the Paint Pots, we traverse the Rockwall Range North to South over the course of five days and finish at Floe Lake trailhead.

Highlights include four mountain passes, 55 kilometers of treeline or alpine hiking, expansive 360° views, magnificient alpine meadows, massive rock faces & glaciers and superb alpine lakes.

Some of the route is high and exposed necessitating the need for a good attitude and good gear if the weather turns foul. Also the season is short, typically mid-July to mid-September. Because of the trail’s popularity, limited season, and the fact that Parks Canada limits the number of visitors on the trail, it is advisable to book as far ahead as possible.

IThis is a tent based trip. Tents are provided (3-men tent per two people) or you can bring your own.

Fitness level:
You will need to be an intermediate hiker with a good fitness level, capable of walking in the hills several days in a row. You will be carrying all your equipment including the tent, sleeping bag and some food (around 40lbs).

Day 1: Paint Pots to Helmet Falls (17km, 275m)
Day 2: Helmet Falls to Tumbling Creek (12km, 1000m)
Day 3: Tumbling Creek to Numa Creek (8km, 400m)
Day 4: Numa Creek to Floe Lake (10km, 850m)
Day 5:Floe Lake to Trailhead (11km)

To book or to get more information, please e-mail Félix or call 403-609-1526.