Ascent to Castle Mountain-Lookout Tower on 2012-06-17
|Date:||Sunday, June 17, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Castle Mountain - Lookout Tower|
| Elevation:||5906 ft / 1800 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||3412 ft / 1040 m (67% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportOn our vacation in the Canadian Rockies, we took a hike up to the lookout point on Castle Mountain. The mountain is epic - it's peak seems unattainable - it's a jagged rock ridge which shoots up into the clouds. We started around 2:30pm and ended at 5pm, barely beating the rain and giving ourselves plenty of time to take in the magnificent views. Amazing scenery. Brice and I build an "Inukshuk" at one point on the trail to identify when the hard part was about to start (it was actually a pretty vertical climb).
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1706 ft / 519 m|
| Gain on way in:||1706 ft / 519 m|
| Start Trailhead:||4200 ft / 1280 m|
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