Zypher (Miller) Creek Hills (North Limestone Ridge)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,170
Elevation Gain (m): 
1100
Round Trip Time: 
8.00
Total Distance (km): 
15.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

The hardest part of this hike is crossing the Highwood River and the occasional stretch of bushwhacking. Also the interminable number of false summits is challenging.

Map

Trip Report

With avalanche conditions at "considerable" in the alpine, we had several different options for the weekend of January 21 2017. We could ski something below the alpine, go xcountry or resort skiing, or hike something in the front ranges. Dave Salahub had been trying to con Wietse into a day scramble up Zephyr Creek Hills (aka Miller Creek Hills) for a few years already. This was the perfect time to pounce on the idea yet again - and this time it stuck! To be honest, the only reason I agreed to the adventure was the cool sounding name and the fact that it would be my first summit starting with the letter "Z". Sometimes it doesn't take very much to get me off the couch.

 


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