Prairie Mountain
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide
January 10, 2009

When weather is poor or time is short, Dinah and I climb Prairie Mountain for the exercise. Even in the winter the trail is popular. On this day, the snow-covered trail was well-trodden, but off-trail, the snow was about 15" deep although the open ridge was largely free of snow. Our round-trip time was 2:30, 15 minutes slower than usual because of the snow.


Starting up from the trailhead


We soon reach a break in the trees


The ascent is mostly treed


Îyarhe Îpan in the background


The grade steepens just before we break out of the trees.


Reaching the open ridge


Following the ridge to the summit


Looking east toward Calgary (mouse over for a close-up)


Looking back along the ridge. Forgetmenot Ridge and Powderface Ridge in the background.


View from the summit. Moose Mountain on the right.


82 J/15 Bragg Creek

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