Kidd Junior, Mount (Kidd Fire Lookout)

Interesting Facts: 

The Mount Kidd Fire Lookout is no longer used and any buildings that were there have been removed. Apparently there is a summer trail but with snow there is no way to find it. The lookout had relatively short and interesting history which is well documented in the book ‘Fire Lookout Hikes in the Canadian Rockies’ by Mike Potter. 

YDS Class: 
Hiking
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,200

With an impending snow storm and cold weather ahead, I decided to take advantage of a warm start to December with a snowshoe up to the Mount Kidd fire lookout and possibly a high point further up the ridge. I decided to call that high point, Mount Kidd Junior in the taste of naming every bump in the Rockies a "junior" of some other peak... :) You can laugh all you want, but I earned this summit.

 


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Elevation Gain (m): 
750
Round Trip Time: 
4.00
Total Distance (km): 
7.00
Difficulty Notes: 

No technical difficulties but the bushwhacking is dismal. This is a trip you will regret on the ascent...