"Volcano Peak"
Kananaskis, Alberta
April 23, 2004

A roadside view of this peak suggests a good early or late season climb, and it was. Dinah and I followed the Evan-Thomas Trail before leaving for the side trail following McDougall Creek. Just before reaching the edge of the trees, we crossed the creek and bushwhacked until we reached the edge of a talus slope. We continued hiking until we reached the summit. The endeavour was little more than a steep hike. (I called it "Little McDougall," but a couple years later, Andrew Nugara climbed it and called it "Little Volcano."

KML Track


Little Mcdougall seen from Wedge Pond parking lot. If it weren't for deep snow, we
would have gone farther up the trail to avoid most of the bushwhacking which is awful.


Evan-Thomas Trail


After crossing the creek we begin to bushwhack


Talus slope


After climbing up the talus, trees barred the way so we skirted left (north) around them


The plateau on the left is Old Baldy


The Wedge (far right)


Summit bump comes in view


The Fortress (above Dinah)


Distinctive shape of the summit


Almost there!


Heading back


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