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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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A friend recommended this trail last year, but because of the smoke we postponed our trip until now. This Mountain has an old fire lookout at 2376 Meters about 14 km north of Rossland. The trail starts from highway 3B and features 2 routes...a 9.5 km Old Glory Trail or the shorter, steeper 7.5 km Plewman Trail. We chose the shorter one!
My first picture shows the Mountain from Paulson Pass on Highway 3.
The trail follows above a creek for about 3 km, then switchbacks through a nice meadow to a ridge where we get our first view of the objective. From the ridge we drop a 100 meters and cross the base of the mountain to walk up the west side. The lookout is nicely maintained and has clear views in every direction. There was a local climber who pointed out Gimli in the Valhalla Park.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 12:05 PM
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Nicely done. That mountain really stands out when driving through the area. I've also been putting it off... Looks like you're seeing lots on your latest Kootenay roadtrip!
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A few more pics of the lookout, the trail up and Trail the City
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2019, 01:05 PM
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We've never explored the Rossland area. Your TR is motivation to do so, thanks much. We're heading out to the east kootenay mid september and may just have to pop in there and give this a go

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My friend Bob camped out nearby and hiked Old Glory last year. He says it's highly recommended and also went back this year to do Mt Plewman - nice choice.
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Nice one, thanks for the report. Added it to the old list.
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