Amiskwi Ridge Alternate

NEW SECTION D ALTERNATE: Amiskwi Ridge. For those who prefer spectacular ridge walking to an active logging road, this alternate is for you!

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Amiskwi Ridge

Amiskwi Ridge

NOBO begin 1.5 km north of Amiskwi Pass by hiking steeply on good trail (+200m over 1 km) to reach Amiskwi Lodge at the tree line, where the trail ends and 5 km of stunning cross-country ridge walking begins.

Amiskwi Lodge

Amiskwi Lodge

Ascending Amiskwi Ridge, looking back

Ascending Amiskwi Ridge, looking back

Requires some route-finding and a short section of light to moderate bushwhacking. The alternate is 8 km vs 6 km on the main route of the GDT, and highly recommended. Tack on the Collie Creek alternate and you can avoid 20 km of walking on active logging roads. 

Ridge walking

Ridge walking

Flat-topped Amiskwi Ridge

Flat-topped Amiskwi Ridge

Looking north toward Howse Pass

Looking north toward Howse Pass

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