Junction Hill
Kananaskis Trail Guide
December 23, 2004

Tweaking the book instructions somewhat, Dinah and I did this trip as a loop. Highwood Pass was closed so we parked at the gate. We hiked up the south ridge of Junction Hill in Kananaskis and after reaching the summit we returned via the SE ridge. The south ridge is heavily wooded but travel on the SE ridge is much more interesting. (In 2010 we returned and hiked Junction Hill clockwise.)


We head up the slope from the gate


Once the trees begin to thin, the scenery becomes interesting


A tree bent by the wind


View to the west. The pointed peak is Mount McPhail


The long ridge in the background is part of Coyote Hills


Mount Armstrong fills the background


Heading to the summit


On the summit


Heading back with the summit behind us


The view ahead includes Plateau Mountain and Raspberry Ridge


We finish the trip after the moon rises


View from the summit. Mount Head and Holy Cross Mountain are on the right.


82 J/7 Mount Head

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