Miner's Peak
Kananaskis, Alberta
January 2, 2010

Looking for a quick trip we hiked up Miner's Peak which overlooks Canmore. Although it shares 85% of its route with Ha Ling Peak, the other 15% presents a higher summit with an unexpected challenge. A short, narrow ridge led to the summit which on a calm day in dry conditions would be easy to cross. But strong winds threatened to toss me over the side. While Dinah hung back, I carefully made my way to the top. Too windy to stand, I shot a panorama while on my knees before exiting.

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The well-trodden trail presented no problems


East End of Rundle in the background


The views began to open up


Looking down Goat Creek valley


We reached the treeline


On the ridge with Ha Ling behind


Miner's Peak is above me


Making our way to the summit on the left


Rundle and Ha Ling set the background


Grotto Mountain


Almost at the summit


I crossed a short ridge to the summit


The narrow summit ridge would be easy to cross in calm weather


Wind kicked up snow on the way down


82 O/3 Canmore

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