EEOR – East End of Rundle hike

trip report by site editor Rick McCharles

Canmore, Alberta in the Canadian Rockies

Elevation (feet): 8500
Elevation (meters): 2530

Difficulty: Scramble

Kelly lives in Canmore. Ray and Mark from nearby Calgary often join him for hikes.

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Sue, Steve and myself rendezvoused at the trailhead. May 24th, this was the first really good weekend for hiking out of Canmore.

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Steep and longer than I expected
, the only major difficulty comes at the very top.

Kelly, our fearless leader, decided to post hole us up this snow chute.

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On top we got a good view of Canmore in the Bow River valley. It started to snow.

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Spray Lakes Road.

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We opted to descend on the precarious looking ridge.

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It’s not nearly as exposed as it looks.

Some snow. We were happy to have brought gators.

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Our over ambitious original plan was to run up adjacent Ha Ling Peak from the same parking lot. … Instead we headed for the pub. FREE glass with a pint of beer. 🙂

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more photos

Getting There …

… You are almost guaranteed mountain sheep on the Spray Lakes Road. … There are restrooms at the Goats Creek Trail head parking area.

Red Tape- There are no permit requirements to enter, climb and/or park in Banff National Park or Kananaskis Provincial Park. This is active grizzly country however. Take bear spray. …

Peakware

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