What a difference a year makes! Last year when we hiked this trail, we saw nary a soul past Mount Albert Edward, but this year we met more than 20 others. One big group of about 20, a group of 3, a solo man and his dog, and two runners completing it in a day. The trail is also much better defined than it was just last year – a well-worn tread with many cairns leads the way. Although it is popular and pleasant, it’s far from a “walk in the park,” as over it’s 30 km it gains 2150 m and loses 3000 m. Lots of ups and downs! Since we started from Mt. Washington’s Raven Lodge with an elevation of 1100 m., we had an overall elevation loss of 850 m.
Then we climbed the hill past Circlet Lake and made camp at a group of tarns
Thanks to Michael Paskevicius for the group photo
It had warmed up by the time we started off at 9 a.m.
Members of the Strathcona Nordic Ski Team
Looking back down at Ruth Masters
Above Photo: Michael Paskevicius
One of the many cairns along the route
Above photo: Michael Paskevicius