Cox Hill


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Trip Date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2011
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Hiking on trail.

Trip Report

I found myself with a few hours to kill so I did the quick drive out to the Dawson Equestrian Area, just off the Sibbald Creek Trail (hwy #68) on the Powderface Trail Road.


The trail leaves near the entrance to the parking lot - a bit confusing but once you find it you should cross a bridge across the creek almost immediately. Take the first obvious trail off to your right (signed) and follow to the summit. I was expecting more people on such a fine late summer day and was a bit nervous hiking solo through the berry patches. When I started finding bear scat on the trail my energy increased a bit. :-)


[The bridge near the trailhead.]

[I love fall colors!]

[Trail is well-travelled and easy to follow.]

[Interesting ridge traverse in open forest.]

[Getting steeper and closer to the summit.]

[Great views!]

[Looking west. ++]

[Looking ahead to the summit from the first summit. ++]

[Nice scenery.]

[Vern on Cox Hill summit.]

[Mountains to the west.]

[Moose Mountain to the east.]

[The Glasgow to Banded traverse.]

[Summit panorama. ++]

[Hiking back along the summit ridge. ++]

[A small false summit. True summit just to the left. ++]

[Back down.]

[Fall colors.]

[Ripe berries == bear?]


Great views from the top and a round trip time of just over 3 hours makes this a quick and worthwhile little hike "for exercise". Next time I'll bring the family and slow things down a bit.


[Only in Alberta!]

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