A while back, Friends of Revelstoke and Glacier emailed me about the nice guidebook and winter version map that’s available for this famous ski touring area. They sent along the items, and they’ve since sat on my desk tempting me like a large chocolate bar after a 24 hour fast (is that how long it’s been since I was skiing the last time?).
The book, “Ski Touring in Rogers Pass” by Eric Dafoe and John Kelly was revised in 2010, and packs quite a wallop in its small 5×7 inch footprint. The route graphics are photo based, so the companion map is essential. I gave the cartographic a good look see, and noticed Dawson glacier. Then I noticed nearby Glacier Circle hut. I thought, I wonder what the pastries are like up there? Should we go?
Then I read the website hut description: “… approach is via a 2 – 3 day hike up the Beaver Valley and into Glacier Circle. This approach is mostly forested and leads through excellent bear habitat.