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    Anyone ever use a hammock for the entire North Boundary Trail, Jasper NP?

    I am planning this hike next year and would rather hammock than tent. Also, does anyone know of any shuttle service there to get from one end of the trail to the other so I don't have to shuttle?

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    Can't help with shuttle info other than suggest you call the Visitor Centre at Mt Robson to see it they offer anything. I've only visited by car. You'll have to be generous with your tree finding time.
    What time of year you thinking? End of May to End of Sept should be mostly snow free (from the air anyway). June is also high water as the glacial melt kicks in. Sorry - know you didn't ask any of that - but used to live in Edmonton.

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    Mid to end of August, cant get permits for some areas until after August 15 to allow for water levels to go down. Have searched and called numerous government agencies to no avail concerning shuttles, renting 2 vehicles and doing the 6 or 7 hour shuttle drive appears to be the only way.

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    The forays I've done into Canada's fantastic PPs involved camping at and on what we call "hardened" sites, i.e. dirt/sand in wood frames to minimize impact, Robson, Jasper, Banff. All high use PPs. However, The Kakwa had/has very few visitors and was open camping. Some of the larger PPs, may have back country permits that allow more flexibility. This isn't gospel, only based on my experiences.

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    They are allowed however there has been a lot of pine beetle damage so you might have to look for decent trees. This was during the 2019 season. Jasper has been cracking down on tree use so this might change for this trail in 2020.

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    Thanks for that info, may have to take a tent.

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