King Creek Ridge

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King Creek Ridge
  • Location: Kananaskis Country (Highway 40)
  • Activity: Snowshoeing
  • Height: 2,438 m (7,999 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 830 m (2,723 ft)
  • Distance: 7.3 km / Round Trip (4.5 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 12.8°
  • Estimated Time: 3-6 hrs
  • Technicality: Intermediate
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
Pink line is the actual track I took which was recorded by my GPS.

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King Creek Trail area seen from highway 40.

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Gem Trek map says "Good luck in finding the best route up to King Creek Ridge"… What kind of map is that? We bushwhacked from road.

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Finally King Creek found its true ruler, soistheman!!
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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Mountains in Elk Lakes Provincial Park in BC.

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We made a mistake not carrying snowshoes. We thought there would be less snow on top but we were wrong. There were more snow on top than bottom. Seeing the false summit.

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180 from the false summit. Mouse over for names.

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3 min away from the false, there is the true summit. I don't know who bothered to make a cairn and left a Canadian flag at the false peak when the true summit if only 3 minutes away and there is nothing too difficult between them.

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Group picture. From left, king and bastard.
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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One more panorama of King Creek area from the true summit.

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Mount Wintour and its ridge… I know it's doable.

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It was what I describe "one-dimensional" meaning scenery doesn't change in entire route, but the scenery was very nice.


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