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Shalebanks Warden Cabin Spur

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0.5 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -90' -27 m
High: 4,158' 1,267 m
Low: 4,068' 1,240 m

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Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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On a bluff, overlooking the Snake Indian River, the wardens have a lovely "front yard".

Joan Pendleton

Features Historical Significance · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Shalebanks Warden Cabin is used for Parks Canada maintenance and other work. It is one of several backcountry warden cabins that have been around for a century or so--a working precious piece of history. The cabin and out buildings are for maintenance work, and not open to the public.

Description

An unmarked side trail just south of Shalebanks trail camp on the North Boundary Trail, leads to the Shalebanks Warden Cabin. The trail is flat and well maintained as it runs through the thick fir forest. After about 0.4 miles on this spur trail, one rounds a bend to the right, and there across an opening in the forest, is the warden cabin.

A working warden cabin, complete with out buildings, this cabin is situated on a bluff overlooking the Snake Indian River, a lovely setting. From the front of the warden cabin, one can run across the the cabin's grassy "front yard" to a view of the Snake Indian River below, and cliffs on its far side.

Flora & Fauna

Fir forest. Grassy grounds around the cabin. Wildflowers.

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The Snake Indian River is below the "front yard" of the Shalebanks Warden Cabin that is on a bluff overlooking the river.
Nov 4, 2019 near Jasper…, AB
The Shalebanks Warden Cabin on the North Boundary Trail.  One of several Parks Canada cabins used for maintenance, etc. these historical working wardens cabins are about a century old.
Nov 4, 2019 near Jasper…, AB
The Shalebanks Warden Cabin comes into view in a clearing in the fir forest, deep in the Jasper National Park backcountry.
Nov 4, 2019 near Jasper…, AB

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