Verdant Pass Hike
Jasper National Park
August 6, 2011
The trailhead for Verdant Pass is near Cavell Lake on the Edith Cavell Road, west of the Icefields Parkway south of the Jasper townsite. The first four kilometres of trail is on the southern approach to the Tonquin Valley, following the Astoria River. Approximately 4 kilometres from the trailhead there is an unmarked trail that heads south to Verdant Pass. The trail peters out near the pass.
We continued on to the second cirque on the west side of Mount Edith Cavell before heading back when it started to rain. Our trip covered about a 22 kilometre round trip with a cumulative elevation gain and loss of about 950 metres.