2021-03-07 | Saskatoon Mountain (Crowsnest Pass) | 1832 max | 1338 TH | 8.9km | 744 TA (494 diff) | w/ Shannon
Starting out in a little park in Coleman the trail follows Miner's Path alongside Nez Perce Creek and then basically north over a few minor rise and falls toward a somewhat non-descript highpoint “Saskatoon Mountain”. Thankfully the trail more or less follows in the lee of the landforms protecting hikers from the blasts of west wind. All the trees along this route show the effects of living in a very windy place. Forecast wind was in the 40kmph range plus gusts, so not too bad considering where we were. Mix of sun and cloud, we shared Shannon’s lunch and some jerky and skittles from the bottom of my pack while my lunch had a little nap on the kitchen counter. Hate it when that happens! Pretty quiet day on the trail only seeing one other party part way up and a few punters in park and along the lower section of creek.
© Clayton Ditzler