Sparrowhawk Tarns


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
No
Trip Date: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Elevation Gain (m): 
750
Round Trip Time: 
6.00
Total Distance (km): 
12.00
Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties for experienced hikers. For beginners there is some easy scrambling up the headwall beneath the tarns and some routefinding.

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Trip Report

On a beautiful Saturday in August, my wife Hanneke and I wanted to hike something without huge amounts of other people. After throwing around ideas the day before while driving home from a scramble up The Monarch, Phil had mentioned Sparrowhawk Tarns. This was a great idea and Hann and I were delighted with the trail, the views and the total lack of other people. Even on one of the nicest days of the summer we only saw around 10 other people the whole day on this trail. Highly recommended, especially if you love alpine meadows, tarns and Marmots.

 


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