We have done this hike many times, but this time we wanted a bigger challenge. We wanted to do the Triple Crown (Crypt Lake, Alderson-Carthrew and Akimina), however the road to get to Akimina trailhead was washed out. So instead, From the Townsite of Waterton, we hiked down to Goat Haunt (in the USA, bring your passport), then hiked back up to the Boundary trailhead, hiked that up to Summit Lake, then did the Alderson-Carthrew trail back to town. It was 50km. It took us 13 hours (we stopped lots). Just before we started to climb to Summit Lake, there was a severe thunderstorm with a lot of hail. Luckily, we were on the outskirts of the storm, however, navigating through the 3 inches if hail was tricky. It was a great feeling of accomplishment completing this hike. If you are interested in a hike this long, pack moleskin, extra socks, lots of food, and headlamps.
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