What if you were blindfolded and dropped by a helicopter onto a ski trail? Would you know where you are?
If you recognize the mountains in these 12 photos, there’s a good chance you’ll automatically know the name of the trail. I’m going to list the names of some of the mountains, but I don’t vouch for my accuracy, so if anyone can correct me, please leave a comment.
One of the mountains is pictured twice, although from different perspectives and different trails. There are no duplicate trails.
Mountains(random order): Pilot, 3 Sisters, Castle, Collembola, Wedge, Gap, Allan, Wiwaxy, McDougall, Unknown, Rundle, Wapta.
What trails are in these photos? They’re numbered 1-12.
# 10 looks like the Bill Milne trail.
# 11 Goat Creek?
Both correct. That’s the Bill Milne trail as it departs the Ribbon creek parking lot heading east and I think the mountain is McDougall. This game’s over!
#1 Terrace trail – centennial Ridge (Lt) and Collembola (Rt)
#2 Lake Emerald trails – Wapta Mtn
#3 Redearth Creek trail – Pilot Mtn
#4 Junction trail – Castle Mtn
#5 Bill Milne trail – Wedge Mtn
#6 Tyrwhitt trail – Gap Mtn
#7 CNC Banff trail – (Lt to Rt) Three Sisters / Lawrence Grassi / Ha Ling
#8 Lake O’Hara fire road – Cathedral Mtn
#9 Elk Pass trail – Mount Fox
Pretty good, Keith. #4 is officially “Baker creek to Castle Lookout.” The Castle Junction trails would be on the next leg between Castle Lookout and Castle Junction. I didn’t think anyone would get it.
#5 You’re close, it’s the Wedge Connector, but you could see a similar view from Bill Milne I guess.
#8. You’ve got the right trail but the feature is Wiwaxy Peaks. Funny thing, you were on the trail with me when I took that photo. Way ahead of me, of course. Cathedral Mountain is in the vicinity.
9. It’s not Elk Pass, but you’re close.
All the others are correct. -Bob
#12 Pocaterra – Mount Wintour
#12 is Pocaterra(near Whiskey Jack), but it’s Gap Mountain.
#11 might be a trail you’re not too familiar with. It’s in Banff, and the mountain is one of the many peaks on Rundle.
# 9 looks like Blueberry, Mt. Fox is the peak.
#11 would be Goat Creek.
We got a taste of winter this afternoon hiking in the Sheep River area, in the form of a 20 minute blizzard that dropped the temperature from 11 down to 3 and left a cm or two on the ground. (melting fast)
Both correct. We received about 3 cm in Canmore.
7. Banff trail in CNC
That is all I’ve got. Awesome pictures by the way.
…and four correct! -Bob
I know three things. #8 is Wiwaxy. #9 is Mount Fox. And the third thing I know is that these pictures really make me want to go skiing!! Cannot wait. Thanks Bob.
Thanks! I was debating whether it was Mt Fox. I was trying to recall my perspective when taking the photo but couldn’t exactly remember where I was or what direction I was pointing. It’s a very small window where there is a good view of this mountain. -Bob