Hill of the Flowers


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,400
Summit Elevation (ft): 
7,840
Elevation Gain (m): 
500
Total Distance (km): 
15.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 1 : you fall, you're stupid
Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties if hiking from the Cat Creek parking lot. We had to descend the Lake of the Horns headwall, which was much more serious.

Map

Trip Report

After spending a glorious day at the Lake of the Horns, KC and I awoke to yet another day of brilliant sunshine on the last day of our 5 day backpacking trip along the southern Highwood peaks on the Great Divide. Our plans for the day would be to take my  slightly easier alternate descent down the Lake of the Horns headwall before picking up a horse outfitters trail that was rumored to circle towards our last peak of the trip - The Hill of the Flowers.

 


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Comments

At 69, I often enjoy living vicariously through the adventures of others. I would love to "just" do the Hill of the Flowers" via McPhail Creek, but am thinking it would turn into a VERY long day trip. Congratulations on reaching Carnarvon Lake and tackling that challenging headwall.

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