Jimmy Simpson Junior, Mount


Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Trip Date: 
Monday, August 1, 2016
Summit Elevation (m): 
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Round Trip Time: 
Total Distance (km): 
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

No major difficulties for seasoned off trail scramblers. An easy, loose gully just above treeline and another slightly steeper one below the summit block.


Trip Report

I was happy with the outcome of Friday's scramble up Devil's Thumb and instantly began planning another objective for Sunday. As the weekend progressed, the weather deteriorated for the Bow Lake area and soon the date slipped to Monday. I didn't want to go Monday due to the expected hordes of folks returning to Calgary after a long weekend of camping so Kaycie and I agreed that we'd get up at 04:45 and try to be off the mountain by around noon - hopefully beating the mad rush from Banff / Canmore to YYC.


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I know it's easier when you have a great subject, but your photos are en pointe. Thanks for sharing.

This trail looks awesome! Is it well signposted or pretty hidden? I can't seem to find out much about it. We are heading up in a weeks time and would love to hike this trail. Thanks!

This is an off-route scramble, so there are only bits of trail on the route. Your best bet is to use the GPS track that's linked along with a phone app such as ViewRanger and follow it up.

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