Day 19, Saskatchewan Crossing to Banff leg.
Up early to see if we can find the trail and/or Malloch Creek Flats campsite. If we find the camp, we should find the trail, because supposedly it’s large enough that the trail goes right through it. Peter heads out on foot to scout a loop and see if he can find something, while Tina and I pack up camp. Nothing. This is all very strange, because it’s supposedly a great horse camp and a good trail.
Directionally, we know where we should be going and where the trail should be, so we decide to bushwhack. We know we’ll intersect the trail eventually, so off we go. It takes a little longer than we thought it might, but it wasn’t all that bad and eventually we intersect the trail.
From there, it was nothing but beautiful day and great trail full of spectacular lakes, meadows, mountains and views. Ugh! It was horrible. You would’ve hated it.
It’s too far to the next camp site at Fish Lakes, so as we’re coming off Clearwater Pass, we drop down into the bottom reaches of the Siffleur River valley and set up a bush camp for the night. A good day, in spite of the bushwhack, 8 hours on the trail and 30 km covered.