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Weeping Wall, Banff Natl Park, Alberta, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 52° 08.547 W 116° 59.672
11U E 500374 N 5776882
Quick Description: Weeping Wall is a popular waterfall for visitors to Banff National Park.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 9/3/2011 10:40:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMCG4Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 8

Long Description:
This prominent rock wall runs parallel to the Icefields Parkway 93, and there is a wide pull-off parking area provided, so that visitors to Banff National Park can stop and enjoy the Weeping Wall. (The parking area is large enough for RVs, and there is a restroom). Once parked, carefully cross the Icefield Parkway to reach the waterfall. The waterfall has no trail since it is a vertical wall. The best view is actually from the parking lot. (The coordinates at top of page are the waterfall).

The Weeping Wall can be quite spectacular, depending upon the season; in the winter, it can be covered with sheets of ice and park visitors will stop to watch climbers navigating the ice-covered wall. When spring rains cause enough moisture to be available, the wall will weep with water, some of it falling in streams. The wall is about 980 feet high, and the weeping portion is about 1000 feet wide. It is a segmented waterfall.

Driving instructions:
FROM BANFF OR GOLDEN: Starting at Trans-Canada Highway 1 & Highway 93 Icefields Parkway, from the interchange you will need to head northwest on Icefields Pkwy 93 about 63.4 miles (Promenade des Glaciers 102km), and just before you get to the Big Bend Hill, you can see the high rock wall on your immediate right (to the east), and the pull-out/parking lot is on the left (west).


FROM JASPER, start at Icefields Parkway Highway 93 & Yellowhead Highway 16, and you will drive south for about 77 miles (124.2km) through the Jasper National Park, and into Banff National Park. As you are driving to the bottom of Big Bend Hill (past the "trail of wonders"), the landscape will flatten out to the level of the river bed you can see the high rock wall on your immediate left (to the east), and the pull-out/parking lot is on the right (west).


Details:

Name: Weeping Wall
Height: 983 feet (300 meters)
Width 983 feet (300 meters)
Watercourse: Unnamed
Location: Banff National Park
Province: Alberta
Flow season: Seasonal
Type: Segmented.
Type: Segmented

Parking Coordinates: N 52° 08.527 W 116° 59.689

Watercourse: Unnamed

Waterfall Height: 983

Seasonality: Seasonal

Seasons of Best Flow: From: 11/1/2011 To: 5/31/2011

Viewpoint: Bottom

Path Up and Down: None

Walk Behind: Not at all

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