Endless Chain Ridge
2867m (9407ft.)

Located in the Sunwapta River Valley northwest of Poboktan Creek and southwest of the Maligne River headwaters. Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 29; 40 Longitude 117; 28; 30, Topo map 83C/06
Can be seen from Highway 93N

Named by Mary Schaffer in 1907. This long ridge stretches for some 25 km to the northeast of the Sunwapta and Athabasca Rivers between Mount Kerkeslin and Pobokatan Creek. Official name.

Photo: Looking north-northwest to Endless Chain Ridge from the Icefields Parkway
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Looking northwest to Endless Chain Ridge (Replica Peak at right) from the Icefields Parkway

In her book, "A Hunter of Peace," Mary Schaeffer wrote, "A short distance beyond the rock-slide and on the river''s right, begins a low, rocky ridge, which for length and unadulterated ugliness cannot be beaten. We trailed it for a day and a half and then named it ''The Endless Chain'' well named too, for on reaching the Athabasca shores, we found that it still stretched on in an unbroken line for miles down the river."

Mary was travelling from Poboktan Creek, down the Sunwapta River. However, the officially named Endless Chain Ridge does not extend beyond the junction of the Sunwapta and Athabasca Rivers. Mary''s Endless Chain Ridge likely extended from Poboktan Creek all the way to Mount Kerkeslin.

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