The Wilcox Pass Trail
Athabasca Glacier and Moss Campion
June 1998: The huge Athabasca Glacier is only a tiny tongue of the 325 sq. km Columbia Icefields, mostly unseen above the glacier. On the other side of the valley in Wilcox Pass, the purple-pink Moss Campion (Silene acaulis) adds its colors to
the mountain meadow, its beauty of an entirely different scale.
Topo Map: Columbia Icefield 83 C/3, Sunwapta Peak 83 C/6
Trail: Wilcox Pass
Ref: CRTG p. 210
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