Mystic Pass Tour

Trip date: Friday Apr 01, 2022

Submitted by RainerA


GaryM and Anders


Found a couple of keen partners to tackle this long and seldom done tour. Tours like this seemed to be more popular back in the eighties. We started at Norquay, up Forty Mile Creek to Mystic Pass and down Johnston Creek to the Moose Meadows parking lot. Total distance was about 38km with 1000m elevation gain. Travel conditions were fantastic with a supportive crust. A mix of sun and cloud with cooler temperatures kept the snow pack stable. Lots of recent avalanches however have come down south facing slopes. Gary and I were on metal edged light touring while Anders had his light AT gear. The crux for us was coming down the west side of Mystic Pass, it took us about 3 hours to go 6 km struggling through the steep trees in breakable crust - wishing we had AT gear for this section. 10 km from the end we were back on a trail and we were home free. A great adventure that the three of us had on our list for awhile. At "only" 12.5 hours we even got out before dark!