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Mount Niles
Yoho National Park, B.C.
August 14, 2004

Mount Niles takes advantage of the long, pleasant trail that reaches Niles Meadows. It runs by Sherbrooke Lake first before ending in the meadows. After the meadows, we hiked up a drainage. At the top, we could see our next objective: a huge pinnacle on the skyline. From it, we easily scrambled up the west slopes of Mount Niles to the summit. The alpine views were stunning and made it worthwhile. It was a beautiful, warm day. Dinah, Sonny, Frank and I spent nearly an hour on the summit.

The heat on the return leg took its toll on us, however. Most of us developed headaches, and we were forced to slow our pace. Back at the car we found it was 30°.

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Sonny's Trip Report


Mount Niles seen from Sherbrooke Lake


Hiking the trail around the lake


This duck doesn't bother using the trail


Waterfall


Crossing a bridge on the way to Niles Meadows


Mount Niles overlooks Niles Meadows. Above the gully against the skyline, is the pinnacle we have to reach.


Looking back at the meadows


Hiking up the drainage above the meadows


We're now well above the meadows


We make our way to the pinnacle seen on the left


Crossing the boulder field


Heading up the slope


Below is the boulder field we crossed


Taking a break by the pinnacle


Sonny tackled the ridge while the rest of us scrambled up the slopes below the summit


Sonny pauses on the ridge


The scramble to the summit was straightforward


Sonny on the ridge


Sonny takes in the view


Waputik Icefield fills the view north


Mount Daly

Frank, Sonny and Dinah on the summit


Heading back down to the pinnacle


Back on the boulder field


Heading back down to Niles Meadow


Back at the lake


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