Summit Elevation (m): 2540
Trip Date: Thursday, September 4, 2003
Round Trip Time (hrs): unknown
Elevation Gain (m): 100 – from the Skyline Trail
Total Trip Distance (km): .5 – from the Skyline Trail
Quick ‘n Dirty Rating: Class 2 – you fall, you sprain something
Difficulty Notes: This summit is literally right next to the Skyline Trail and can be hiked with backpacking gear easily.
Technical Rating: OT3; YDS (Hiking)
GPS Track: Download
Map: Google Maps
Amber Mountain is even easier than Signal Mountain to tag “for free” while you’re backpacking the Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park. Whereas Signal Mountain requires off trail hiking, Amber Mountain has obvious scree highways right to it’s lowly summit right off the main Skyline Trail. It’s a no-brainer for peak baggers, but I would never head all the way up there just for this summit.
It could possibly be combined with summits such as Centre and Excelsior which are nearby.