This short excursion hardly
justified the lengthy drive (or the expense of replacing my flat tire),
but I still enjoyed the outing, especially in the company of some of my favourite fellow peak-baggers.
Be sure to check out Bob's trip
Hailstone Butte is straight ahead in
this view from the approach trail.
The trail leads to the base of the big
cliffs at right.
The group approaches the base of the
Visible in the distance behind Aga are
(L to R)
Bob follows the beaten path upward as
Aga sits down for a rest. Further up is Marta.
Hailstone Butte South is visible in
the distance as the group makes their way up the slope.
Dinah scrambles up the band of rocks
guarding the ridge top.
The small print on the sign says,
"Authorized persons only beyond this point".
Marta, Dinah and Aga walk toward
Hailstone Butte South.
Bob follows the women.
On the 2385-metre summit of Hailstone
Butte South, the group takes shelter from the wind behind a building
covered with solar panels.
Plateau Mountain sits to the west.
To the east are the Windy Peak Hills.
Sonny's car is visible beside Teardrop
Pond at the Hump.
Marta and Aga casually stroll along
the south ridge of Hailstone Butte.
Total Distance: 7.2 kilometres
Round-Trip Time: 4 hours 19 minutes
Net Elevation Gain: 367 metres