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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Default Baldy Lake and Mt Mahaney

Mid-August overnight trip to Baldy Lake in the Galton Range of the southern Canadian Rockies. Closest town is Roosville at the end of highway 93 at the US border. There is a trail to the lake, which sits in a lovely sub-alpine basin partially surrounded by ridges and 7860ft Mt Mahaney.

Had some drizzle on the hike in, but otherwise decent weather. We saw and heard some big horn sheep up on the ridge. I got to within about 100 yards and glassed a ram with my Burris Big Game Scope and then BAM! my shot hit true. My Savage 110 Apex Storm never lets me down! I'm so glad clubtread led me to these amazing products! Took some real muscle to cut its head off and carry it back to my pick-up, but dam it will look good in my living room while I watch Netflix. I suspect a bear will eat what I left behind.

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Brought my telescoping rod with me and pulled out about 10 rainbows. A couple were big enough to eat but my wife didn't really have the appetite for it so they were all released.

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Next day we headed up to the ridge and to the top of Mt Mahaney. It's got a big flag on top to warn border-jumpers that while they are free of Trump, they have to put up with Trudeau... Also, people seem to hang dirty underwear on the pole... Great views down onto Lake Koocanusa, which is a huge reservoir created by the Libby Dam on the Kootanay River in Montana.

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F*ck*n Eh!
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This was a neat little corner of BC I hadn't explored before. Always cool to see something new. And good grief I need to turn my adblock back on....

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Good one; you gotta hand it to CT. BTW, I never see these ads with or without Adblock.
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Nice camp spot up at that lake, looks like an awesome time. I love the subalpine/alpine this time of year with cooler temps.

And great work trophy hunting, from what I understand, this is what CT is all about...
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We saw and heard some big horn sheep up on the ridge. I got to within about 100 yards and glassed a ram with my Burris Big Game Scope and then BAM! my shot hit true. My Savage 110 Apex Storm never lets me down! I'm so glad clubtread led me to these amazing products! Took some real muscle to cut its head off and carry it back to my pick-up, but dam it will look good in my living room while I watch Netflix. I suspect a bear will eat what I left behind.

LOL. You just can't help yourself, can you


but on a serious note, I witnessed something similar couple of years ago. You will know where is Mt. Yamnuska. Aspen forest below is fairly popular with hunters. There is lot of deer. I go there taking photos in the fall, there is network of fairly nice trails. So I run into deer carcass. Fresh, deep cut on the side with large chunk of meat missing. They shot him, then cut enough they could carry and left the carcass with blood all over the place right on the trail -- where there are bears, and also families come for easy hikes. Made me quite sick; did report it so someone came to move it away.
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Really appreciate your reporting on these out of the way places. The scenery is spectacular.
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Really appreciate your reporting on these out of the way places. The scenery is spectacular.
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