Question from Mike:
I’m heading on out on a back country hike. We are starting at shark mountain trail head and heading to Bryant creek, from there I’m heading over the Allenby pass to Banff cave and basin.
I’m wondering if there is enough water stops along the way that I would be able to bring my dog? And how difficult is this trail?
I don’t own it but “Don’t waste your time in the Canadian Rockies” tells it like it is. Last Ed. was Feb 2015. Copeland is the author. They have a few
Plenty of water stops along the way however Allenby pass is a rough route now especially after the floods in 2013. The only people that use brewster creek and Allenby nowadays are equestrians so the trail will be rough and muddy. It’s also one of Banff parks three most important grizzly bear areas so its a risky place to travel through (especially with a dog). There’s a seasonal restriction later in the summer when berries are ripe to prevent people from disturbing the bears while they’re feeding. If you want an adventure in a remote and rarely visited area it would be a good choice. Just be alert and make alot of noise!