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Hike - Ink Pots/Banff National Park
The hike to the Ink Pots vis Johnston Canyon is one of the most popular day trips in Banff Park. The first 1.1 kilometers follows a lavishly constructed nature trail to the canyon's Lower Falls. The hike ends in an open meadow alongside Johnston Creek where the seven cold water springs of the Ink Pots bubble to the surface.
Above the upper falls the trail climbs to join the old access road from the moose Meadows Trail Head. Two kilometers further along the road reverts to footpaths and descends to the Johnston Creek meadow where the Ink Pots are encountered on the right hand side of the trail.
The Ink Pots are karst features that mark the outlets of seven old mineral springs. Fed by rainwater and snowmelt that has percolated into the surrounding bedrock, the spring water emerges at a constant temperature of 4.8 degrees C.
Hiking Distance: 5.9 Kilometers One Way
Lower Falls: 1463 Meters / 1.1 Kilometer
Upper Falls: 1483 Meters / 2.7 Kilometers
Ink Pots Junction: 1524 Meters / 3.2 Kilometers
Ink Pots: 1631 Meters / 5.9 Kilometers
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate]
Carpool Departs at 8:00 a.m., please arrive 15 minutes before. The Club suggests a compensation of 6 cents per kilometer both ways for the driver(s).
Travel Distance: 150 Kilometers One Way / 1 Hours and 45 Minutes
Event Coordinator: For inquiries, please contact the event coordinator Tigger / Lori at [masked] or (403)[masked]. On the day of the event, call or text me at (403)[masked].
Sunday, July 14, 2019, 7:45 AM until 5:00 PM
North Edworthy Park, Bowness & Shaganappi