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Path of the Glacier Trail

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0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 251' 76 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,057' 1,846 m
Low: 5,806' 1,770 m

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Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)

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Visit glacial Cavell Pond below Angel Glacier with Mount Edith Cavell towering above.

Joan Pendleton

Features Geological Significance · Lake · Views · Waterfall

Family Friendly A short hike with educational opportunities about glaciers.

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The Path of the Glacier Trail starts at the Mount Edith Cavell trailhead sign at the edge of the parking area. From the trailhead sign, Path of the Glacier Trail starts off on a wide paved path. The trail climbs gradually along an open rocky hillside (maybe an old morraine?) that drops off to the Cavell Pond outlet creek below, on the right. Mount Edith Cavell and Angel Glacier are up ahead on the right.

As the trail climbs, looking back, Cavell Lake with Franchere Peak behind it, can be seen in the distance to the north. At the 0.3 mile mark, a trail junction with Cavell Meadows Trail is passed on the left. Continuing on, a viewing area above Cavell Pond is soon reached, with great up close views of the pond, Mount Edith Cavell, and Angel Glacier. This trail ends after 0.55 miles with Cavell Pond close by below.

Flora & Fauna

Rocks. Icebergs in Cavell Pond.

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Jul 22, 2019
Joan Pendleton
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Simon Tennis

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Angel Glacier with small waterfalls of melt water cascading into Cavell Pond with its icebergs.
Jul 30, 2019 near Jasper…, AB
Mount Edith Cavell as seen from the trailhead.
Jul 30, 2019 near Jasper…, AB
Cavell Pond with icebergs from Angel Glacier and ice caves on its far side.
Jul 30, 2019 near Jasper…, AB

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