Black Rock Mountain
Kananaskis, Alberta
January 18, 2003

The hike up Black Rock Mountain was more interesting than I expected, enjoyable and changing scenery throughout. Wayne, Dinah and I followed a good trail all the way to the summit. On the way down, we left the trail to explore some cliffs below the plateau. The only difficulty for this trip was getting to the trailhead. A 4WD vehicle is a must!

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Black Rock Mountain seen from the trailhead

Crossing the creek at the start

Heading to the base of the mountain

The trail wends left above us

The trail then winds to the right

Going up a short canyon

Devils Head (mouse over for a close-up)

I waited for Dinah and Wayne on the plateau

Dinah is on her way to the plateau

The summit is still some distant away from the plateau (click for a larger image)

Looking southwest as we approached the summit. Phantom Craig appears in the middle.

The lookout was built in 1928 and is no longer in use

On the way down we left the trail and explored some interesting rocks

Looking east at the southeast ridge

Taking a break

82 O/6 Lake Minnewanka

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