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“Awe inspiring but not easy”
Review of Mt. Edith Cavell

Mt. Edith Cavell
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

First part of the easy hike to Angel Glacier is easy and you do get to see part of a glacier not too far from the viewpoint. 2nd part where you ascend to the 360 view is strenuous but achievable. I went in rainy weather which hampered some of the enjoyment. Wait for a sunny day to tackle this one. It is worth it once you get to the top. Bring plenty of water.

Thank chaimlit
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

It was a perfect day when we visited Mt. Edith Cavell. As you travel up the mountain road there are a lot of curves and switchbacks. We saw a car that had run off the edge of the road and a tow truck had to pull it back on the road so be careful on the curves. As you travel up the mountain you get some beautiful views. The road ends in a large parking lot that has a trail leading to a viewpoint. It takes only ten or fifteen minutes to get to the place where there is a wonderful view of the mountain and the Angel Glacier. A great place for pictures and we took a lot. As we left the viewing area we saw a small dusty trail that headed up a very rocky hill, winding around to the top of the hill. We took the trail which was the one that goes to Cavell Meadows. After about thirty minutes we came to a place where there was s slight fork in the trail with the right trail headed to a large ridge of small to medium boulders. We climbed the fifteen feet or so to where we were sitting on the rock pile overlooking the Angel Glacier and the small lake with ice bergs at the bottom of the glacier. We had lunch sitting on the rock pile ridge and got some beautiful pictures of the glacier and lake. We left feeling we had rested and lunched at a place we would remember for a long time. We then headed back down the winding trail to the main trail and the parking lot. A wonderful time in a most beautiful place and as we look back over our pictures, we wish we could go back next week. Go and enjoy Mt. Edith Cavell and the Angel Glacier.

3  Thank T-Fox5
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Edith Cavell has one of the best mountain views in Canadian Rockies. The trails around it are not hard and it is worth trying that of Angel glacier. The drive also has several hairpins, which needs some caution in driving.

1  Thank TheGlacierist
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

This side trip was a spontaneous jerk of the wheel as we traveled along Hwy 93A. The hike up was doable for my 78 year old mother and we were rewarded with watching the glacier calving. Truly a site to behold.

Thank wannarun0325
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Mt. Cavell trail is not too far from the town of Jasper. The road to Mt. Cavell from 93A looks newly paved (Aug'03), but with frequent turns and limited view ahead it takes 20-30 minutes to get to the trailhead. There are two different trail routes to the top and we took the shorter one. Along the way we got down to the lake below the Angel Glacier (also reviewed). On my way up to the top, we saw some wild marmots. The wildflowers along the trail had brilliant colors. On the top what we saw mostly was still the glacier. On our way down, we heard several times cracking sound from the glacier. Listening carefully you might be able to hear them as well.

2  Thank Steve W
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