Canmore Thru-Hike

MikeP

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Looking for a three-ish night thru hike that begins or ends in Canmore. Any suggestions?
 

SteveR

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@MikeP
Cougar Creek to Exshaw Creek via the South Ghost is all that I can think of in the immediate area. Haven't done that loop, but have walked a ways up both valleys on day trips in the distant past. Rough and stony is what I recall, but the upper reaches and traverse between the two valleys looks interesting in this report I found on the web:
https://a8f96418b1.nxcli.net/canmore-exshaw-off-trail-mountain-backpacking-route/
Combining one of those valleys with the Lake Minnewanka shoreline trail in Banff NP could be another option BUT, Minnewanka is restricted to groups of 4 or more until mid-September due to wildlife concerns (bears feeding on berries).
This is the guidebook that you will need:
https://rmbooks.com/book/gillean-dafferns-kananaskis-country-trail-guide-4th-edition-3/
Hope that helps a bit.
 
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