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The trail branches off from the Kokanee Lake-Gibson Lake (parking lot) trail at the cascades – the high point of the trail. FA probably by prospectors or miners, or in the 1920’s, when the early climbers ascended Cond Peak. event of an emergency, contact the RCMP.
1. The glacier is best approached from the lateral moraine between The Battleship and the Giant’s Kneecap. this road for 13 km ( 8 mi.) Keyhole Trail. And just when we dug out our lunches, it began to rain. The ridge here is only 0.3 meters thick.
It is then a 3 hr.
A double summit supporting a transmission tower. Be prepared to camp outside if the cabins are full. Creek and cabin is an 8 km (5 mi.)
West The first ascent party approached from The Battleship to the west face almost directly below the south summit (appears to be highest point from below). will take about four to five hours. Access to the park was developed from old mining and forestry roads.
Keyhole. FA The summit is easily reached from The Keyhole, on snow and rock by climbing up the rock above the Keyhole. your dog at home. The Keyhole trail climbs way up high to bring you through a hidden notch at the edge of the Kokanee Glacier. Rafting, Monashees
3. This short, easy ridge is used to traverse Esmeralda Peak to Cond Peak. Kokanee Glacier is most often reached from the southwest via the unmarked trail to The Keyhole. The pinnacled southwest ridge is a good climb with good Class 5.0 rock.
A fee is charged when camping or using
If the public chooses to walk-in
The summits are easy to climb. It is prominent from the Keyhole.
The summits on the rim of Kokanee Glacier, from The Pyramid to Kokanee Peak, are part of a large massif which supports the glacier. 4. At 3.8km, you’ll cross a wooden-block bridge with the unmarked turn-off for the Keyhole Trail (strong hikers only). and there are beds available, you can register at that time.
Kane Peak is nearly as high.
Woodbury Creek to Woodbury Cabin (access number two):
Very reasonable fee per night. Class 3-4) where the rock is best. The Kokanee Lake Trail starts in the forest and winds up to the sub-alpine realm of meadows, lakes, waterfalls and marmots. practice backcountry ethics and never, ever feed the wild animals.
Exposed. Southeast Face. Climb a 25m wall, with a waterfall on the left (from a snow- patch).
Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. This hike is an ascent towards Kokanee Glacier, from the lodge in Kokanee Glacier Park which is a very nice lodge great facilities, electric , showers , cooking stations . that thrives here. It was a great relief to rejoin the trail. As the trail ascends to meadow, it becomes more compact and easier to follow. I wouldn’t recommend this approach later in the year–bushwhacking could be unpleasant. Glacier (III,4,s). Kokanee Glacier is most often reached from the southwest via the unmarked trail to The Keyhole. APPROACHES TO KOKANEE GLACIER There are also two routes up the right (west) side of The Battleship, the left hand trail on rock and the right hand on snow, close to each other.
The summit is the left hand of two towers. Scramble up the southeast face of Grays Peak, traverse it and descend the regular route to Gibson Lake and the parking lot, 13 hours. (III,2,s). Keyhole. Slowly regenerating burns, old growth spruce stands, open slide paths and meadowlands lend contrast and heighten the beauty of the Park’s mountain landscape. . Apparently, we returned to the Kokanee-Grays col and descended directly to Gibson Lake. Kokanee Peak / Gray’s Peak col
Looking for a challenging day hike? This hike take you up to a keyhole that is very extreme and dangerous. Telephone: (250) 825-3500
2. After a final scramble up the long ‘waterfall’ of small loose rocks, I would step onto that plateau on top of the world, and into an incredibly beautiful field of view: a horizon divided by white and… Read more », […] slightly. 5. Three roped leads (a ramp, a very easy lead, and a thin wall) give way to a very few hundred meters of scrambling. Secondly, I think the usual approach to the Grays Pk.-Kokanee Pk. through a lottery system managed by the Alpine Club of Canada -
From Hwy 6, 8 km south of Slocan, drive up Lemon Creek for 16 km to the trailhead.
It is wise to carry a rope and crampons, as well as an ice ax, because the top of the final snow slope is very steep. Starting at the Gibson Lake Trailhead, start following the main Kokanee Lake Trail. Cross a small glacier and climb the east rib of the peak (S, or SE, of Grays Peak) on excellent granitic rock. If you would like to have your business listed, please Click Here. Follow the road uphill and around a switchback until the road crosses a small stream. They rate this
Cross a small glacier and climb the east rib of the peak (S, or SE, of Grays Peak) on excellent granitic rock.
Some of these roads are not for low clearance vehicles.
It is wise to carry a rope and crampons, as well as an ice ax, because the top of the final snow slope is very steep. Biking, Mountain
Kokanee Glacier, Woodbury and Silver Spray Cabins are maintained and reserved through the Alpine Club of Canada.
This is due to the hut location(s) itself being associated with avalanche hazard (ie. hike that most can handle. (III,5.0). Children should not be allowed to wander and remember, leave
The park is open year-round. Kokanee Glacier is most often reached from the southwest via the unmarked trail to The Keyhole. Facilities:
(III,5.4,s). info. We followed the standard route to the Keyhole, and then subdued (I’m being sarcastic, here) that unnamed 9,100′ bump N. of Esmeralda, Esmeralda, and Cond. Keyhole Trail is a 7.1 mile out and back trail located near Central Kootenay E, British Columbia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. area. hours of hiking this moderate trail.
KOKANEE PEAK 2790m 9154′ FA Cond Peak was ascended by fifteen members of the Kokanee M. C., including Mrs. C. H. Gansner and Wm. Climb a 25m wall, with a waterfall on the left (from a snow- patch). Snow and sleet are not uncommon in summer, and rainy weather, many times in the form of thunderstorms, can be expected in the spring, summer and autumn months.
(III,5.4,s). Or you could… go on…. 2.
The descent used seven 20 meter rappels, and there is a virtually bush- free route on the return.
Kootenay summers are warm with a moderate amount of rain, perfect for
from two to three hours. hiking in bear country, always
We staggered through the Keyhole to the meet the massive wall of Kokanee Glacier. Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, set aside in 1922, is one of the oldest major parks in the provincial system. Always be on the look out for bear signs. (The main summit is not visible from Gibson Lake.) From Slocan, head south of 8 km (5 mi.) be careful. moderate 10 km (6.2 mi.) Bypass difficulties on the right side. adventures for the whole family.
These old roads form the
For details about the Woodbury and Silver Spray Cabins, please see the
This is a moderate 10 km (6.2 mi.) It. The glacier is best approached from the lateral moraine between The Battleship and the Giant’s Kneecap. and Sunset Lakes. Sitting mostly above 1,800 metres in elevation, the park has two glaciers – Kokanee and Woodbury – which feed over 30 lakes and are the headwaters of many creeks. hike that will take about two to three hours. We next descended S. on snow to the col between Grays and Kokanee and continued SW via snow and a moderate bushwhack right to Gibson Lake. East Slopes. Located on the northwest margin of Kokanee Glacier. Many
and fill you in on this very easy route. UNNAMED 2790m 9154′
It is probably the summit (overestimated at 9400 feet) ascended by a Survey party in 1893-1895. Takes you to the top of the Kootanee Glacier. I often chose routes that left me puzzling and backtracking. Looking down to Gibson Lake from the trail to the Kokanee Glacier Hut A dreamy section of hiking along Kokanee Lake I was mesmerized by the colour of the lake The rib is a series of steps, Class 3 and easy Class 4, about 8 hours from the car. From Hwy 3A, 19 km northeast of Nelson, drive up Kokanee Creek for 16 km to Gibson Lake. The heavy snowfall accumulations in the Park can be counted upon to ensure excellent ski conditions from late autumn to early spring.
I used to hike past Nancy Green and the National Ski Team, who used to train near the ‘Battleship’ and the ‘Giant’s Knee Cap’, South of and up from the Slocan Chief cabin.
It’s a scenic route, but it’s also a bit of a sufferfest with boulders and scree and an endless ascent. Scramble up the southeast face of Grays Peak, traverse it and descend the regular route to Gibson Lake and the parking lot, 13 hours. nucleus for the 85 km (52.7 mi.) FA The summit is easily reached from The Keyhole, on snow and rock by climbing up the rock above the Keyhole.
It is the pointed summit 400-500m north of the most southeastern, flat-topped summit, with a notch between the two.
Southwest Ridge of North Summit. Tourist
It’s also possible to venture forth onto the glacier, if you have the skills and equipment. This 9 km (5.5 mi.) clothing, a warm sleeping bag, a tent with a waterproof fly, and a Primus-type
So, the total loop took a leisurely seven hours; I can’t imagine that we were going really fast. FRA Steve Horvath, 1975. the cabin it is about 10 km (6.2 mi.) Kokanee Lake Trail – West Kootenay Hiking, Kokanee Lake Trail - West Kootenay Hiking.
You would have already climbed a respectable +715m which is more than a day’s hard work. because the park does not have any developed campgrounds.
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Dogs are strictly
It has a long history of well established recreational use and is perhaps the best known alpine park in the Kootenay area of British Columbia.
Good trail standard park trail. 2. SUMMARY: Trailhead: Kokanee Glacier Road Map: Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park… 2.
All the summits are visible from the city of Nelson.
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