Packenham Junior

Looking back to Packenham JR from under Mt Packenham

 

Wednesday June 13th 2018

This hike out of Andrew Nagaro’s book is 5 Km south of the Fortress Gas Station ( get your ice cream here ) on Hood Creek .No pullout, park on the right by the crash barrier then cross the road. Trail is on the left of the creek. Follow it up until it disappears and then forge up. Packenham Jr is just but a small knoll below the imposing Mt Packenham. We ventured a little further by going down to the col to the east and then heading up under Mt Packenham cliffs.  A nice hike with views into Kananaskis upper lakes and north to Fortress. Across the valley is Mt Lawson and the popular hike up Lawson Ridge. Grizzly peak under Mt Evan Thomas is the next door neighbour to the south. Pasted that the Opel Ridge.

 

Hwy 40 Hood Creek Trail Head

Heading from the Hwy 40 left of Hood Creek

Went left of cliff

Looking at Fortress Ski Resort

Packenham JR from the lower col heading to the high point

Looking back to Packenham JR

Lee at the high point of the day under Mt Packenham

Lee & Noriko on pinacle under Mt Packenham

Distance return 6.2 km Time return 5 hrs ( inc 30 min lunch ) Elevation Accumulated gain 963 m Elevation to Summit 875m Summit height 2545 m

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