Junction Hill
Kananaskis, Alberta
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

82 J/7 Mount Head

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