Trail Conditions

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Trail Conditions

Sawback Trail: Johnston Canyon To Fish Creek, Banff NP

Trail Conditions

Guided a 5 day backpacking trip on Banff’s Sawback Trail this past week. These are the highlights on trail conditions.
-Mosquitos levels are very high right now, higher then normal for the Banff backcountry.
-Trail conditions are mostly good to very good except pulsatilla Pass to Wildflower Creek has lots of dead fall and could use some trail work. Also a mudslide has led to some impromptu reroutes and trail breading.
-A section of willow meadow between Wildflower Creek and Baker Lake is completely flooded. Expect wet feet.
-met some porcupines at Baker lake with a serious case of the munchies. Keep packs and poles inside vestibules or they may become a midnight snack for some prickly rodents.

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These observations and opinions are those of the person who submitted them. The ACMG and its members take no responsibility for errors, omissions, or lapses in continuity. Conditions differ greatly over time and space due to the variable nature of mountain weather and terrain. Application of this information provides no guarantee of increased safety. Do not use the Mountain Conditions Report as the sole factor in planning trips or making decisions in the field.

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