August 14th 2019
Snow peak Trail Head is from Burstall Pass Day Use area. Opposite from Chester Lake Day Use. Drive on the Smith Dorrien out of Canmore. http://willski.ca/burstall-pass-to-south-burstall-pass/ This is a description of another hike up Burstall Pass but shows more pictures of the lower route. Once at Burstall Pass head towards Snow Peak. I did not take enough attention of all the blogs I had read to understand to stay to the right ridge. Looking at the mountain the best way appears to be around the rock band to the left on the grass areas and that was the way we went. Of course we still made it to the summit but it was very steep and at times very loose. On descent this is the way down. A great scree run. Above all the green and scree the last 50 m there are two small rock bands where hands are needed . Nothing tricky. The snow in August has gone so no issues with that. Don’t forget your water shoes we made it over without but earlier in the season especially in the afternoon the water can be high.