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Default Kelly Peak & first hill Mar.04/21

Report of One of my favourite destinations: Kelly Peak in Manning Park which is a moderate-effort snowshoe with great enjoyable views, and be completed within five hours. This was the trip of choice for this day, documented here on clubtread as my 703rd trip report on this site.
Four of us headed out in two vehicles driving east to Manning Park to hike Kelly Peak in Manning Park, we parked in front of the gate entrance to the Allison Pass Works Yard. We geared up, walked across the highway quickly, and put our snowshoes on right away after crossing. the first part of the trail ie. lower elevation proved to be quite firm and crunchy, higher up snow surface softened a bit. The softer layer about 25 - 30 cm thick , sat atop of a harder base which supported weight without snowshoes. From the rising switchback, we passed the ancient repeater tower, through the forest, ascending up until we reached open medows atop Kelly Peak, to grab some photos. From there we shoed west and then down to the lookout which has the best views, for our lunch break.

Jana and Cameron, when finished turned around back as the latter had an early dinner date.

After finishing part of our lunch, Luisa and I hiked further to the first hill of the long ridge ending with the Nordheim peaks. Including that hill made our trip 12 km return with a little under 800 meters cumulative elevation gain. About 6 hours 10 min to complete. It was one of those days you keep on taking photos all day long, so pretty was it and with the frequent sunshine brightening up the total landscape. Snowshoeing up steep slope to top of first hill, gave us great scenic views....

From there we headed back down to the car.

All trails recap & map. route to Kelly Peak in red; porton of route to first hill in blue

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Started out just 50 meters from the highway, put on snowshoes right away.
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First Hill @ right of photo............
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ZOOM PHOTOS.........
Mt. Shawtum
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Mt. Hozameen
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Mt. Frosty
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Return to car, by Allison Pass works yard
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Ahh, nice views, looks like a good day to get out!
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Ahh, nice views, looks like a good day to get out!
Thanks Martin, it was a perfect day to get out, and snow conditions were good


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