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Skyline Trail in May
posted by: green20d   email this member
Posted Tuesday, Apr 4 at 10:09 PM
Tue, Apr 4 at 10:09 PM
Regarding trail Skyline Trail near Jasper, AB

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I will be in Canada on May 19th. I would like to hike this trail. Would it be possible?


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trails page for loafydoodRe: Skyline Trail in May
loafydood  email this member
Posted Tuesday, Apr 4 at 10:52 PM
Tue, Apr 4 at 10:52 PM
Regarding trail Skyline Trail near Jasper, AB

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< BR>Unfortunately not. I was there back in May last year just scouting around and found knee deep snow about 10 km in at 2000m elevation roughly. If you are able to backcountry ski and have some avalanche safety training, it could be a good day out. The notch would definitely pose an avalanche risk given the elevation, snowpack, and steepness.


trails page for green20dRe: Skyline Trail in May
green20d  email this member
Posted Wednesday, Apr 5 at 12:43 AM
Wed, Apr 5 at 12:43 AM
Regarding trail Skyline Trail near Jasper, AB

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< BR>Thanks for the comment. Do you know of any hikes that may be good by May? Or any hikes that would make good day hikes around that time? I love to hike, the more challenging the better but I feel as if I didn't do my research well enough and may be stuck with doing basic sightseeing.


trails page for shasselmannRe: Skyline Trail in May
shasselmann  email this member
Posted Wednesday, Apr 5 at 2:29 AM
Wed, Apr 5 at 02:29 AM
Regarding trail Skyline Trail near Jasper, AB

May-hiking in the rockies can be difficult because of lingering snow and Skyline can have snow in August.

There are a number of valley hikes and a few hilly ones near Jasper. Would you be able / willing to venture south to the Icefields Parkway? If so, I recommend Wilcox Pass (we do it in winter) or Helen Lake or Parker Ridge. All gorgeous in winter or fall with exceptional views. Whistlers is closer to town and involves an optional gondola ride up or down (check Marmot Ski Hill for details).

You may need icers (rubbers w/ small cleats - rent at Mountain Equipment Co-op in Edmonton or locations in Jasper), water proof hiking boots as it could still be wet and even snowy.

PS: You'll still have to check on snow conditions.

Cheers!
Sandra


trails page for vpigeonRe: Skyline Trail in May
vpigeon  email this member
Posted Wednesday, Apr 5 at 3:45 AM
Wed, Apr 5 at 03:45 AM
Regarding trail Skyline Trail near Jasper, AB

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< BR>Probably not, probably still a lot of snow, so if you want to do it, consider bringing snowshoes and/or mini-crampons. Probably best to wait till after July 1.



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