Fossil Mountain
Skoki
, Alberta
September 5, 2004

Despite the long approach, Fossil Mountain can be done easily as a day trip and the views are worth it. We followed the route described in the Scrambles book and encountered no difficulties.

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KML Track


At the end of the road, we see a silver-back (left, partly hidden) and two black grizzlies


Fossil Mountain seen from Boulder Pass. Deception Pass is the low point left of the lake.


Mount Redoubt


Hiking up the trail


Anthozoan and Brachiopod Mountains


From Deception Pass the grade to the top of Fossil Mountain looked easy, but the view is deceptive


Looking back


The gentle lower slopes of Fossil ahead


On the ridge


The grade steepens


Stumbling up snow-covered loose rock on Fossil Mountain with Ptarmigan Peak in the background


Nearing the summit


Dinah stands between the memorial and summit cairn


The memorial


On the summit


Molar Mountain


Heading back down


Taking a break


82 N/8 Lake Louise

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