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In Mount Edziza Provincial Park, caribou and bears are lonely travellers on trails carved thousands of years ago

Here the brush is thriving, but many of the cinder cones at Mount Edziza are devoid of vegetation.

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Rugged vegetation survives in the volcanic landscape.

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It's a fragile existence at Mount Edziza for all but the hardiest plants.

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Lava flows, frozen in time, at Mount Edziza.

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The trail carved into the grass was trekked by native people in search of obsidian thousands of years ago.

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With no roads into Mount Edziza, visitors explore on foot.

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The sun sparkles over a volcanic peak. Glacier-covered peaks at Mount Edziza are visible 40 kilometres away.

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Sunrise over Mount Edziza.

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Setting up camp before the sun sets on Mount Edziza.

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Tenchen Glacier at Mount Edziza.

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Hiking the Red Ridge near the Tenchen Glacier at Mount Edziza.

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The plateau at Mount Edziza in the Stikine region of northwestern B.C.

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A backpacker walks through cow parsley at Mount Edziza.

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Caribou, grizzly and black bears, foxes, wolves, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats make their home at Mount Edziza.

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Mount Edziza: a hiker's paradise.

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