Mt. Robson and the Berg Lake Trail
I’m just gonna throw a bunch of photos up. Two nights, two days essentially. Park up in British Columbia, borders Jasper; Mt. Robson is the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies iirc. Iffy weather. Photos.
- Camped first night at Whitehorn, second night at Emperor Falls.
- There are a lot of people backpacking in this area. Many are friendly. It’s supposedly the most popular back country trail in all of Canada.
- It was way less crowded than Banff/Jasper.
- Very nice, very well-maintained camp sites — there are pads with bark and benches and stuff.
- Have to make reservations a month or so in advance.
- Took my point-and-shoot camera, which doesn’t do well with bad lighting; i.e., it’s prettier than these pics make it look.
- On second day hiked up to Emperor Falls, set up camp, walked down to Lake… eh, I forget. Some lake on the Jasper side of the line. Then hiked up Toboggan Falls (probably worth it), then went back to camp and played solitaire.
- Mountain House Chicken Teriyaki is pretty good.
- The two miles between Whitehorn and Emperor Falls is the steep part, but you pass by three big waterfalls, which sort of breaks up the horror.
- The first three miles (to Kinney Lake) is a tourist hike. I saw a Mennonite family biking up to the lake (the women were wearing dresses, it was sort of cool).
- I think the weather there is usually iffy.
- I don’t like breakfast.
- A&W in Canada (the restaurant) is awesome. Just really, really awesome. No joke.