We started driving on Sunday morning to Valemount where we are going to stop at a hotel for a night. It was about 30 min drive to
Mt Robson Berg Lake Trail trailhead the next morning. After we checked in, we proceed onto the trail. It's a nice stroll along a flat
trail to Kinney Lake, where the Robson River runs along. There are a lot of cedar trees alongside, give us a refreshing scent.
Surprisingly, we completed the 7km section to Kinney Lake under 2 hours. Moving on, we saw where the Robson River enters Kinney Lake. So much
debris got deposited at the mouth that it appeared as flat land. Climbing up the valley, we arrived at the Whitehorn campsite. Whitehorn campsite
allowed us to view the first glimpse of waterfalls. Located in a deep valley, we saw waterfalls on both side of the gorge.
The following day, we climbed up along the Robson River valley, passing through 3 big waterfalls, Falls of the Pool, White Falls, and Emperor Falls.
Emperor Falls was the most impressive. Massive columns of water plunged down and sprayed a thick layer mist to the surrounding. We walked next to
the Falls, literally 10 feet from the waterfall.
From there we continued up to the Berg Lake area. The valley opens up and 2 massive glaciers sitting on the sides of Mt Robson. It was impressive.
After setting up camps, we epxlore to the snowbird pass trail, overlooking the Robson Glacier. Sadly we saw the evidence of the retreating glacier, leaving
behind nothing but rocks and sand. We scrambled to the edge of the glacier, touching the 400,000 years old ice, hearing the fast colding running icemelt flowing
through underneath. That was the high point of this trip.
We started with a full trunk of stuff, were they really necessary ?
The swamp off the Hotel at Valemont.
The viewing platform at the swamp, where we were eaten alive by mosquitoes.
Start off our hike ... did we look fresh ?
Wait guys !
This big guy fell off from Mt Robson, get outta the way...
Tip of Kinney Lake, ...
Crossing a lot of these small foot bridges
One person at a time, ooookay ?.
Crossing another suspension ...
This is the Suspension Bridge, .. must be very high water in the spring!
This was my treat of the day.
Inushuk by the creek ..
crossing the suspension bridge again ... why ?
First dinner on trail, pasta with ground beef, tomato sauce and parmasean cheese.
Fast running creek, ...murky straight from the glacier.
Ranger station at Whitehorn camp.
It's a little overkilled for this bridge structure in the wilderness.
Falls of the Pool.
Seriouslly, dont stop !
Can you see C & C in the picture ? In between it was the recent rockfall.
Going to the Emperor Falls
Up close and personal with the Emperor !!
You have to come here and feel it yourself!
Are you trying to .... ?
Yes, it is running 24/7 here like this ...
First close view of Mt Robson.
Meadows off Marmot camp.
Foot brdige system to cross this creek
Nice to meet you, Mist and Berg.
Berg Glacier onto Berg Lake.
THe shelter at Berg Lake camp was a nice cabin.
Getting cloudy and windy up Mt Robson.
Volunteers working on my tent pad at Reargard camp.
Going into Snowbird Pass area
1911, it was here, we cant see it from here now. What a shame !
Robson Glacier feeding into Berg Lake.
Little iceberg flowing around the glacier fed pools.
A sample of the Rockies. So colourful!
Everything here was carved by the Glacier, sand, rocks, boulders.
Tip of Robson Glacier from higer up.
This is how massive the Glacier is, indeed!
Gotta see it up close & personal.
Wow .. (btw, I didnt paste them there)
You will realize how small you are when you get there !
Ice fell off the Glacier, retreating 52 ft per year.
I cant hold it anymore.
Standing on the surface of the glacier, you will see how much rock and sand it has been chewing up all these years.
After the Glacier retreated, all it left was sand and dust.
Who needs IV in a no-fire campsite? Who is that guy running around ?
My tent setting at Reargard.
Reflection of Mt Robson
Good morning, Robson!
Good morning, C & C !
Guess what I was doing here ? I was brushing my teeth in the morning sun.
This is just a demonstratin of how we keep ourselves clean in the backcountry.
Trail off marmot camp.
Leaving Berg Lake ... bye.
He was just hiding from the brutal sun. A little shade was stilll a shade.
Here was the marmot ...
3 metres diving platform off Emperor Falls camp, ...just kidding
This is the waterfront property I am talking about.
Such as beautiful day.
5 min later, at the same spot, ... cloud pattern changed, it's still beautiful.
Last Glimpse of Emperor Falls.
BITTE KEINE ABFALLE IN DE TOILETTEN ...
After dinner .... we were ....
Green Peace ...
Bio-harzard here, stay away ....
Last minute patch job, pretty good ....
She was our war-time documentary journalist ....
Mt Robson reflection on Kinney Lake.
This wasn't the biggest Devil's Club leaf we saw ....