Kindersley Summit

 Posted by on June 9, 2002  Kootenay National Park  Add comments
Jun 092002
 

Kindersley Summit

Kindersley Summit

This is a great hike to a subsidiary summit that offers incredible views. The hike is well worth the effort and offers the option of making a loop out of Kindersley Creek and Sinclair Creek.

The Kindersley Creek trail is visible at the bottom of this photo

The Kindersley Creek trail is visible at the bottom of this
photo

We started by going up the Kindersley Creek trail. It’s about 10 k to Kindersley Pass and then another 2 or 3 to the Kindersley Sinclair Col. At this point it would be pointless to not go the extra distance to the summit but you would be surprised at how many people would opt out
at this point. It would be a shame really because a few treats await the traveler who is willing and able.

The summit is a actually two small peaks. The scramble over to the other peak is easy.

Once on top one can see Mt. Assiniboine, Mt. Ball, The Goodsirs, The Bugaboos and a great expanse of the Rocky Mountain Trench to the west. The Royal Group is also visible as well as Mount Joffre. One could spend hours here trying to identify peaks in the distance. Some of the distant peaks in the east are no doubt as far as the frontal ranges in Alberta.

A brown study at next to friendly Sinclair Creek

A brown study at next to friendly Sinclair Creek

One small orange spike of a summit had my curiosity. Was it Mt. Bogart? Hummmm!

We then continued down Sinclair Creek and found we were going down down down for what seemed an eternity. At one point we stopped next to Sinclair Creek for a brown study. The creek was just a small gurgling thing at this point and so was perfect to relax by.

At the highway you must walk down the road 1.2k to the parking for Kindersley Creek. The entire loop is 19k and 3500 feet of elevation gain and loss.

 

Kindersley Mountain to the right of the first peak

Kindersley Mountain to the right of the first peak

In the end though what else are you going to do? Sit around the campfire and eat steaks and drink beer? You’ll get a gut or perhaps break your colon doing that! Tisk Tisk.

Kindersley Summit Panorama

Kindersley Summit Panorama

When you’re finally up on the moon, looking back at the earth, all these differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend and you’re going to get a concept that maybe this is really one world and why the hell can’t we learn to live together like decent people?

Borman Frank
American Astronaut