We had an extraordinary warm fall day when we climbed Mount Romulus. So warm, in fact, we were comfortable in shorts and T-shirts on the summit!
At sunrise from Little Elbow Campground, we set out on mountain bikes for the base of the mountain. We quickly covered the first 12 km before stashing our bikes at Romulus Campground. Then we forded the frigid waters of Little Elbow River. After hiking up a drainage we came to a basin above the treeline. We gained the ridge on our left and followed it, with its many ups and downs, to the summit.
Instead of retracing our steps and ascending back up the ridge, we dropped down to the basin from the col.
The morning sun lights up the mountain ahead
From the basin, we ascended the gully above Dinah and followed the ridge to the summit.
On the return trip we descended from the col ahead on the skyline.
Heading for the gully ahead
Going up the gully
On the ridge
Mount Remus (click for a larger image)
Pausing on a rocky prominence
Scrambling below the ridge crest
Final ascent up Mount Romulus. This col is probably a shortcut from
Elbow Trail. (click for a larger image)
Final push to the summit
Hiking up the rubbly slope
Looking back as we neared the summit. You can make out the trail in the scree slope behind us.
Great views from the summit
Heading down to the basin from the col
Fording Little Elbow River
Riding back on Elbow Trail
82 J/15 Bragg Creek
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