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Yates Mountain (Barrier Lake Lookout)

This is my last day of the Christmas solo adventure. My original plan was to scramble up Mt. Baldy, a moderate scramble. But the wind speed was approaching the craziest that I’ve ever experienced before. I can barely stand on the ground. So it might not be safe to do scrambles with some exposures. Yates Mountain is a good alternative located near Mt. Baldy, and it’s just a hike, mostly in the trees. The summit is also called Barrier Lake Lookout.

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Yamuska
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Yamuska
49 views
 
Barrier Lake & Mt Baldy
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Barrier Lake & Mt Baldy
53 views
 
Barrier Lake in the morning
3
Barrier Lake in the morning
103 views
 
Yates Mountain
4
Yates Mountain
80 views
 
Initial part of the trail
5
Initial part of the trail
56 views
 
At the first lookout
6
At the first lookout
52 views
 
McConnel Ridge
7
McConnel Ridge
48 views
 
Looking down Highway 40
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Looking down Highway 40
56 views
 
9
52 views
 
Mt Baldy
10
Mt Baldy
41 views
 
The first glance of the prairie
11
The first glance of the prairie
71 views
 
The prairie
12
The prairie
70 views
 
Almost there
13
Almost there
58 views
 
Mt Yamuska
14
Mt Yamuska
68 views
 
The prairie
15
The prairie
63 views
 
Helicopter pad on the summit
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Helicopter pad on the summit
75 views
 
Peaks east of Highway 40
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Peaks east of Highway 40
62 views
 
The prairie
18
The prairie
54 views
 
Grotto Mountain
19
Grotto Mountain
46 views
 
Panorama looking west
20
Panorama looking west
74 views
 
Lawrence Grassi at center
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Lawrence Grassi at center
62 views
 
Skogan Peak
22
Skogan Peak
78 views
 
Grotto, Gap, Fable
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Grotto, Gap, Fable
44 views
 
24
65 views
 
Mt Baldy
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Mt Baldy
55 views
 
Barrier Lake & Mt Baldy
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Barrier Lake & Mt Baldy
49 views
 
Photos taken by Steven