Razors Edge Hike

 

Last slabs of the descent

Last slabs of the descent

Friday May 30th

Razors Edge Hike is also bike trail that connects to Jewel Pass. The Jewel Pass trail connects to Praire View Lookout and the Quaite Valley. The trail starts from Hwy #1 T.C.H at the Quaite Valley Road parking or drive into the ditch on the south side of the road, going east, just before the uphill bend with the big rockband coming down to the road. The Razors Edge is actually a ridge of McConnell Point leading up to Mt. Yates

Razors Edge looking into the Bow Valley

Razors Edge looking into the Bow Valley

The views up the Bow Valley contrast with the views east on to the prairies.

East to Calgary on T.C.H.

East to Calgary on T.C.H.

On this ouing we walked to Jewel Pass and unsure if the Quaite Valley was open after  the floods turned around to return the same route. Another time it would be good to have a car at Barrier Lake and walk right through. I later found out that the Friends of Kananaskis have already worked on the trail and it is open.

Open ridge  meadow & Yates Mt

Open ridge meadow & Yates Mt

Chilver Lake and Chief Hector Camp area also the site of many scout camps.

On McConnell ridge looking at Camp Chief Hector & Chilver Lake

On McConnell ridge looking at Camp Chief Hector & Chilver Lake

Razor & Quaite

 

Distance return 9 km    Time return  4 hrs ( inc 30 min lunch )    Elevation gain 570 m       Total height 1740 m

With Quaite Valley Loop 10.3km  Time 5:15 hr ( inc lunch 30 min )

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Google Earth – KML

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