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“All the way to the ridge!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mt. Edith Cavell

Mt. Edith Cavell
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Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper
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“All the way to the ridge!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

A solid week of hiking and camping and this hike was definitely my favorite. We went all the way to the ridge with our 12 and 13 year olds

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Modiin, Israel
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“Fabulous views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was a great hike - there are varied levels and you can go for longer or shorter, depending on your desire/ability. It's a lot of climbing, so not especially easy, but well-marked trail. Able to see lakes, glaciers, meadows and flowers all in one hike. It was gorgeous! There is parking and bathrooms at the start, which makes it easier when traveling with a family. Definitely worth it on a trip to Jasper. Follow the directions not to go down to the lake area - we saw rocks and snow falling down into the lake (really cool, but wouldn't want to be under it!).

Visited July 2014
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Charlotte, NC
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“Great views - with as little or as much effort as you wish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

There are hiking trails at the top, but there is a parking area with great views not requiring any hiking. Due to a flood caused by a part of the glacier falling off, there are several new walking paths, bridges, and picnic tables around a small stream. The drive to the top is pretty steep and winding - not sure I'd want to take an RV up.

Visited August 2014
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London
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“A must see if staying in Jasper”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was probably one of our favourite hikes of our stay in the Rockies. We visited at the end of July, and trail conditions were very good and well sign posted. We were worried about the road after reading previous reviews but our tiny rental car had no problems at all, and we enjoyed the scenic drive up to the trail head. I would recommend arriving early and bringing mosquito spray.

The walk to the viewpoint for Angel glacier is easy but the views are dramatic and to see chunks of ice floating in Cavell Pond was amazing. The glacier hanging above you is an incredible sight.

Following the trail to the meadows was absolutely stunning, although fairly steep at times. The beauty of the wildflower meadows cannot be overstated - the variety in colours and shading is indescribable. The view of Angel Glacier from this point is even more stunning.

One of our favourite hikes, easily, and the park workers have done a fantastic job of preserving a fragile environment by managing the times the trail is open.

Visited July 2014
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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“Majestic and not too difficult to enjoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

Mount Edith Cavell is named after a WWI nurse and it is majestic thanks to the Angel Glacier, so-called because of its shape, or perhaps the angelic nature of the nurse.
Driving to it on 93A can be challenging, the road is narrow and winding but the road was recently resurfaced and accessible to all cars except large recreational vehicles.
We spotted black Bears and elk roaming freely around it. Under the Glacier is a pond where chunks of ice float, and further down is a small lake. The hike to the base of the Glacier is short and sweet. There are many trails to be discovered around it. Not to be missed.

Visited July 2014
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