2016.06.18 | Mosquito Mountain | 2976m , TH 1868 | 22 km | TA 1260
Peter and Eric joined on this trip that Peter proposed off the Icefields Parkway. Other options were considered and the mixed forecast had us bouncing around until the day of the trip. This was my preference as I hadn't been up this trail yet (despite reading of it often) so - I'm happy. New stuff! It started out a cold (-1 at the trail head) but became a sunny day and then deteriorated into a full on downpour for the last 6km out from the Molar Pass backcountry campsite. When you soak thru to the undercarriage that ain't cool - but lucky it ended at a warm vehicle. Most of the day past the bc campsite was spent off trail and saw nobody else.
Hilights were a brief sighting of a young grizzly bear along the creek not far from the campground and the long views of the snowy peaks from our highpoint of Mosquito Mountain. Very remote feeling - love trips like this.
© Clayton Ditzler