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Moore family fonds
June 9, 1934

THE NEW YORK SUN, SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1934

 

Riders of Trail Will Start Long Trek From Banff

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Woman Will Lead First Cavalcade to First of Encampments.

 

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Special Dispatch to THE SUN

BANFF, Alta., June 9.

 

 The Ice River Valley, a seldom-visited re-gion of the Canadian Rockies, will be the main objective of this year?s official four-day ride by the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, July 27-30 inclusive. The starting point for the forty-two-mile trek has been set just east of the Leanch-oil (B.C.) station of the Canadian Pacific Railway, within easy distance of Emerald Lake Chalet or the Yoho Valley bungalow camp. Led by President Pearl Moore of Banff, first woman ever to head the organization, the cavalcade will traverse eighteen miles to the first encampment. Pitched on the meadows of Shining Beauty Creek just where it joins the Ice River, the camp will shelter the riders for two nights. This will afford ample time for individual fishing, climbing, or exploring trips. Especially famous are the ?hanging valleys? of this region, the result of irregular glacial erosion whereby the mouths of many of the lateral valleys are ?hung up? 700 to 1,200 feet above the floor of the main valley. Beyond the eight-mile reach of the Ice River Valley tower the peaks of the Ottertail Range, which altitude of from ten to nearly twelve thousand feet. At the far end is Hanbury Glacier, eight square miles in area, its ice having a maximum thickness of 1,500 feet. On the third day the Trail Riders leave Shining Beauty camp and proceed another eighteen miles to their next camp on Tumbling Creek on the Wolverine Plateau, one of the most spectacular Alpine meadows in the Canadian Rockies. On the fourth day the party rides an easy seven miles to Marble Can-yon for the annual pow-wow, then concluding the trip by motor to Banff or Lake Louise. The Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, founded eleven years ago to preserve and extend the trails into remote mountain regions, has long been an international order. The King and Queen of Siam have ridden many of these trails and are among the order?s honorary membership, which includes Dr. W. T. Hornaday and Reginald Townsend of New York, Dr. Russell Fowler of Brooklyn, Walter D. Wilcox of Washington, D.C., and Fletcher Brady of Providence, R.I. At the end of last summer?s ride Miss Elizabeth Booz of Washington, Pa., and George Vaux of Bryn Mawr Pa., because vice-presidents, while Miss Georgia Engelhard, New York Alpinist who has scaled ninety peaks in the Banff-Lake Louise region, became a member of the council of the organization. On the forthcoming ride Wilf Carter, Calgary?s yodeling cowboy, will make his third successive appearance, this time in his new capacity of official trail songster.

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