Three Sisters Pass

View from Canmore of the Three Sisters Pass

View from Canmore of the Three Sisters Pass

View from Canmore. Arrow shows Ridge

View from Canmore. Arrow shows Ridge

Tuesday August 18th 2015.

The hike up the Three Sisters Pass is a nice local hike from Canmore. The trail head is on the Smith Dorrien Hwy 742. Go 6.5 km approx. from the Goat Creek Parking to a small loop turnout on the right hand side of the road. The trail head at the Creek is a 100 m up the road ( photo from the creek ). Take the left side and try to find a trail in the trees, some flagging. The old trail is mostly washed away. The creek narrows and a bit of scrambling is need through the rocks. I believe if the creek is running a bypass route is on the right. Most hikers are happy to get to the Col and wander to the knoll but we wanted to go up to the Ehagay Nakoda Ridge. The weather was a bit iffy so we did not get all the way to the end before dark clouds sent us back. The end is a technical down climb to the Lawrence Grassi section. My GPS was not on for this trip so the route shown is computer manufactured and not accurate.

Parking on Smith Dorrien Hwy 742

Parking on Smith Dorrien Hwy 742

This is the mess left by the flood

This is the mess left by the flood

More interesting hiking through the narrow water course

More interesting hiking through the narrow water course

The trail goes through the trees center left

The trail goes through the trees center left

Looking for the best route to the top of the Ridge

Looking for the best route to the top of the Ridge

The nublet below

The nublet below

Pointing to the ridge ahead

Pointing to the ridge ahead

Nice pose Lee

Nice pose Lee

ThreeSisPass

                                                                                 Note this route is not accurate and only to show  approximate route only

 

Distance return 10.0 km Time return 5:30 hrs ( inc 30 min lunch ) Elevation Accumulated gain 950 m Elevation to Summit 870 m Summit height 2550 m

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