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Bull Creek Hills II
Kananaskis, Alberta
December 17, 2005

Three years ago Dinah and I hiked up Bull Creek Hills in December following the route described in the Kananaskis Trail Guide. This time we returned to take in a more direct route. Despite the bitter cold in the morning, the trip was enjoyable given the great views under clear skies.

Taken while driving to the trailhead: low cloud in front of sunlit mountains

Strangely, small areas like this one were hit with heavy frost.

Mouseover for close-up of a plant covered in frost.

Highway is still in sight as we climb.

Holycross Mountain is on the left and Mount Head is on the right.

Summit is on the right.

Not much snow as we hike up the ridge...

...except for the odd, hard snow drift.

Just minutes from the summit. Holycross Mountain in the background.

On the summit

To the east is nothing but prairie

We follow the ridge back down. In the background on the left are
Miller Creek Hills.

82 J/7 Mount Head

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