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Mount Niles
Field, B.C.
August 14, 2004

After hiking up the long approach to Niles Meadow, we easily scrambled up the west slopes of Mount Niles to the summit. The alpine views were stunning and made it worthwhile. It was a beautiful, warm day. Dinah, Sonny, Frank and I spent nearly an hour on the summit.

The heat on the return leg took its toll on us, however. Most of us developed headaches and we were forced to slow our pace. Back at the car we learned it was 30°.

KML Track
Sonny's Trip Report

MOVIE (posted on YouTube)

Mount Niles seen from Sherbrooke Lake

Hiking the trail around the lake

This duck doesn't bother using the trail


Crossing a bridge on the way to Niles Meadows

Mount Niles overlooks Niles Meadows. Above the gully against the skyline, is the pinnacle we have to reach.

Hiking up the drainage above the meadows

Looking back at the meadows

We make our way to the pinnacle seen on the left

Crossing the boulder field

Heading up the slope

Below is the boulder field we crossed

Taking a break by the pinnacle

Sonny tackled the ridge while the rest of us scrambled up the slopes below the summit

The scramble to the summit was straightforward

Sonny on the ridge

Sonny takes in the view (click for a larger image)

Waputik Icefield fills the view north

Mount Daly (click for a larger image)

Frank, Sonny and Dinah on the summit

Heading back down to the pinnacle

Back on the boulder field

Heading back down to Niles Meadow

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