Length: Three days (two nights)
Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate
Dates
: Beginning every Monday and Wednesday, for three consecutive days, from June 2nd until September 15th.

                          


Example Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at CrossRiver Wilderness Centre by 5:00 p.m. After preliminary introductions, a hot evening meal will be served in the main lodge. After dinner, we will discuss more about the coming day hike adventures, and then the evening is yours to relax at the Wilderness Centre.

Day 2: After a hearty breakfast, we head out to our day hike trailhead, for an on-location safety talk. With a slow pace, we begin following up a river through dense forest; avalanche slopes; subalpine marsh and meadow; and finally to the treeline on a low alpine ridge. Plant, wildflower, and possibly wildlife viewing opportunities, alongside possible nature-based activities, could present themselves all around us in these varied eco-systems. Once up on the treeline ridge, if timed accordingly, this will be our lunch spot, with a pretty amazing kitchen view indeed. This alone will be worth the trip, however, depending on group circumstances, we could continue a little further on after lunch for some off-trail exploring to a nearby alpine lake. In any case, we will start making our way back down to the trailhead by 3:00 p.m., arriving back at CrossRiver for dinner. The night is again yours to relax at the Wilderness Centre, whether alone with a book, around the campfire, or in the outdoor wood-fired hot tub. Walking distance: 5-6 km, one way; elevation gain: 600 m.

Day 3: Today is your checkout day, but we make the most of it with one final half-day hike first. After reaching the trailhead, we begin a steep, though short, ascent up to another mountain ridge—although, this ridge is in the high alpine, well above treeline (if your legs are still recovering from the previous day, a gentler half-day hike is also possible instead). We take it slow, but steady, as it is a very unique experience to be able to reach this high on only a half-day hike. We will pass through thinning forest and then large low alpine meadows at treeline, with carpets of wildflowers, before reaching the ridgeline with 360˚ views of mountain peaks. I have also seen mountain goats; mule deer; a bobcat; and golden eagles up here, but we can’t stay long. We will head back down to the trailhead by 12:00 p.m., and arrive back at CrossRiver for an early-afternoon lunch. After lunch, we part ways until next time. Walking distance: 3-4 km, one way; elevation gain: 600 m.


Price: Cabins - $ 920.00 CAD, per person
           Teepees - $ 843.00 CAD, per person

     

            
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Price includes: certified guides; all meals; all activity costs; all necessary permits; two nights Wilderness Centre accommodation, based on double occupancy; and trailhead transportation. Group and family discounts are available.

Note: 12% taxes are extra.


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