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Green Mountain
Kananaskis, Alberta
May 26, 2002

To climb Green Mountain, Dinah and I started from Indian Oils. We crossed the bridge over Sheep River and followed Sheep trail to Green Mountain trail. Instead of hiking up the west slopes to the summit, however, we continued another kilometre east on the trail before ascending Spaulding Point at the end of the southeast ridge. From the point we followed the ridge to the summit. The summit, being treed, was disappointing. More interesting is the Castle, a large outcrop on the west slope below the summit. From the Castle, we descended a mix of grass and treed slopes to the Green Mountain trail, completing a counterclockwise loop.

Plodding in snow under overcast skies made for a miserable trip, but good weather and dry conditions probably wouldn't have help much; at least it wouldn't ease the long, boring approach which is utterly lacking any views. But in the off-season, when options are limited, Green Mountain is a worthwhile hike.


Green Mountain from the trail


Dyson Falls


We left the trail and headed up the slope


Hiking to the summit


This outcrop, the Castle, was the only interesting feature


Climbing up the Castle


On the Castle


Another view of the Castle


82 J/10 Mount Rae

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