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Mount Edith Cavell Hike Jasper National Park.

Mount Edith Cavell is located in Jasper National Park approximately 28Km south of the Jasper townsite and approximately 178K north of Lake Louise. This is one the finest hikes found in Jasper National Park. Expect to see lots of people here during the summer months. The parking lot is not that big so arriving before 9AM may be necessary. The trailhead is located on the south side of the Mount Edith Cavell parking lot next to the view point wall. This hike has several variations from an easy walk towards Cavell pond or a half day hike to Cavell Meadows Summit. Allow 4 to 5 hours return to Cavell Meadows Summit, elevation gain to the summit is approximately 792m. Starting at the tourist wall the trail is paved for the first few hundred meters. You can take an easy walk straight towards Cavell Pond which is what most of the tourist do or take the more demanding left trail upwards towards Cavell Meadows. As you hike up to the meadows views of Mount Edith Cavell, Angel Glacier, Cavell Glacier and Cavell pond are stunning. In the spring and early summer wildflowers can be seen all around you. The Cavell Meadows trail is essentially a large loop leading towards a rocky knoll below Cavell Meadows Summit, total elevation gain to this point is 526m. This view point can also be crowed but not near as bad as Cavell Pond below. If you want to escape all the crowds keep working your way up through the rock and scree to the top of the nearby Summit. Views from this point just don't get any better then this. From the summit you can see the top of the Angel Glacier, Cavell Glacier, Cavell Pond and Lake below, north south Jasper Park Way, Mount Columbia on the south Horizon and the daunting huge north Face of Mount Edith Cavell. You're almost looking summit to summit from this point. In early spring and summer you will see and hear several avalanches roar down it's north Face. Mount Edith Cavell was named after an English world war 1 nurse who helped allied soldiers escape from German occupied Belgium. She was executed by the Germans for her noble actions and beliefs. I'm sure there could not be a better dedication then having this mountain named after her. Access to the Tonquin Valley can be found 1Km before the parking lot. Miette Hot Springs and trailheads to Bald Hills, Opal Hills, Sulphur Skyline, Whistlers Mountain, Horse Shoe Lake, Maligne Canyon, Sky Line and Athabasca Falls are also located in this area. You are in bear country.

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Cavell Glacier Mount Edith Cavell and Angel Glacier
   
Angel Glacier Trail
   
Cavell Glacier and Cavell Pond Mount Edith Cavell, Angel Glacier, Cavell Glacier and Cavell Pond
   
  Cavell Pond
   
Cavell Glacier and Cavell Pond Cavell Glacier and Cavell Pond
   
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Mount Edith Cavell Angel Glacier
   
Cavell Glacier and Cavell Pond Mount Edith Cavell and Angel Glacier
   
   
   
   
   
Cavell Meadows Cavell Meadows
   
   
  Cavell Meadows
   
Cavell Meadows Cavell Glacier and Lake
   
   
  Summit of Hike Looking south
   
Cavell Lake Cavell Lake
   
   
  Angel Glacier
   
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Cavell Meadows Cavell Meadows
   
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  Hoary Marmot
   
Trail Below Angel Glacier
   
 
   
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Angel Glacier

Cavell Glacier

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