Stoney Squaw Snowshoe

Trail Head at Mt Norquay Parking

Trail Head at Mt Norquay Parking

January 27th 2016

Stoney Squaw is a small mountain overlooking Banff on the east side of Mt Norquay Ski Resort. The trail head is just at the turn into the parking lot on the right, as shown above. The trail was well packed  down and boots would have been ok if they had cleats on, for the descent. The trail rises steeply all the way to the lookout.  Before the summit there is a great view of Banff. At the lookout views of the Bow Valley and Cascade mountain dominate. The trail is mostly in the trees on the way up and all the time on the way down. The trail ends at the back of the Norquay Ski Chalet or between the chalet and the lift.

Trail winds through the trees

Trail winds through the trees

First view point just off the trail

First view point just off the trail

Trail going up

Trail going up

View of Banff & Sanson Peak & Sulphur Mt

View of Banff & Sanson Peak & Sulphur Mt

Sundance Range

Sundance Range

Hwy # 1 & Mt Inglismaldie Mt Girouard

Hwy # 1 & Mt Inglismaldie Mt Girouard

Cascade Mountain

Cascade Mountain

Bow Valley Mt Peechee,Mt Princess Margaret & Mt Charles Stewart

Bow Valley Mt Peechee,Mt Princess Margaret & Mt Charles Stewart

Close up of Mt Inglismaldie & Mt Girouard

Close up of Mt Inglismaldie & Mt Girouard

Bill with Bow Valley below

Bill with Bow Valley below

Trail down

Trail down

Andrew on trail down

Andrew on trail down

Came from Stoney Squaw and took the 0.6 km to Norquay parking.

Came from Stoney Squaw and took the 0.6 km to Norquay parking.

This is another way down from the previous sign

This is another way down from the previous sign

Stoney Squaw

Stoney Squaw profile

 

Distance return 5.0 km Time return 2:15 hrs ( inc 15 min lunch ) Elevation Accumulated gain 320m Elevation to Summit270m Summit height 1905 m

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