Ascent of Harrison Hill on 2009-12-09

Climber: Grant Myers

Date:Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Harrison Hill
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:2041 ft / 622 m

Ascent Trip Report

Harrison Hill may not be very high at 2041' but has a lot of prominence for its height. Its almost an island in the Fraser valey surrounded by the Fraser and Harrison rivers and Lake Errock.

I wanted to get out but since it was so cold I decided that a bushwack up this low summit might be worthwhile and it turned out to be an enjoyable trip. Parked at Kilbt Prov. Park and walked the river beach to railroad tracks across Harrison River. Walked the tracks beyond about 1km to a spot that looked easier to ascend, in cedar trees. The forest was steep and had numerous mossy bluffs but no real difficulties and only moderate brush. Dog Luna had plenty of time to explore as I slowly worked my way up.

Upon reaching the crest of the ridge the woods were very open and the going was easy with interminent game trails. Crossed over a false summit then up to the wooded top, 2 equal high points with no views; 2 hours 15 min. from the car.

I now headed slightly east of south to find a view from the cliffs a few minutes away. Open woods to the edge of the cliff and then brushy near the edge but an amazing abrupt drop with fantastic views and sun! There was a rock tower not far to the east & I went over there to an open rock knob at the edge of the drop. What a perch! The summit may not have been too exciting but this made up for it. Took a lunch and picture break here.

Used my gps to backtrack down to the RR tracks then walked along the shore as a train passed by, nice views across the river. Lots of birds in this area and I took a few pictures of eagles at the Harrison bridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2000 ft / 609 m
    Route Conditions:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2000 ft / 609 m
    Start Trailhead:41 ft / 12 m
Descent Statistics

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