Exploring the Wilcox area

Wonderful hike off the Wilcox trail, a lake hidden behind some ridges. It was nice to see hidden gems like these. I don’t think we saw this in a hike book when we decided to do this trek. Word of mouth in around town amongst the like minded crowd is probably how we got here.

Elevation start at 1900 meters

Elevation start at 1900 meters

Wilcox area map

Wilcox area map

Trailhead parking for the south boundary trail or the campsites in the area. Most choose the trailhead from Wilcox to access this lake, however,  you can access via Tango Falls from the north.

Wilcox view of the Athabasca Icefield

Wilcox view of the Athabasca Icefield

Spectacular view right from the start of the trail.

Ptarmigan or Grouse?

Ptarmigan or Grouse?

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This area retain snow slopes year round

This area retain snow slopes year round

Wilcox Lake

Wilcox Lake

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