Days 5 & 6– Berg Lake Trail (Mount Robson)

While Flemming was enjoying his time in Jasper town, our overnight backpacking trip was just completed in Mount Robson.  We took the Berg Lake Trail 10 miles one-way to the Emperor Falls campground where we set up camp for the night.  Along the way, we passed some spectacular sights– Kinney Lake, the Valley of a Thousand Falls, White Falls, Falls of the Pool, and Emperor Falls.  Our campground was perfectly situated just a few feet away from the raging Robson River.  The next day, I woke up early and used the morning to hike up to Berg Lake.  I had outstanding views of Berg Lake, Berg Glacier, Rearguard Mountain, and (most of) Mount Robson.  Mount Robson is the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies.  I had two perfect views of it– once about a week ago from the Visitor Center and again on my backpacking trip from near Kinney Lake.  When I was at Berg Lake, the summit of Mount Robson was shrouded in clouds.  This is one outstanding place that I am grateful to have visited.  It would probably be ranked as my lifetime favorite backpacking trip.  Here are a couple of teaser pictures from the upcoming trip report.

A full view of Mount Robson from near Kinney Lake
A full view of Mount Robson from near Kinney Lake
A picture of Gary taken at Kinney Lake
A picture of Gary taken at Kinney Lake
At the beginning of the Valley of a Thousand Falls
At the beginning of the Valley of a Thousand Falls
Steve at Berg Lake with Berg Glacier in the background
Steve at Berg Lake with Berg Glacier in the background