Posted by: cherylyoung | January 10, 2011

Mt. Trophy their northern slopes are steeped in glaciers while their southern slopes are gentle lakes and florwers

The Trophy Mountains rise 2,575 metres into the sky,
 
with nine peaks towering over the  Shuswap Highlands
 
of Southern Wells GrayProvincial Park.
 

Their northern slopes are steep and cloaked in glaciers

while their southern slopes are gentle and dotted with

alpine lakes and flower meadows.

The Trophy Mountain meadows are one of the most easily

accessible sub-alpine meadows in BC.

 

The area offers opportunities for hiking, backcountry

 overnight and day trips, camping, horseback riding,

photography and nature appreciation and alpine ski

touring and snowshoeing in the winter.

 

Hiking Trail

From the parking lot a gently ascending trail takes you

 on a relaxed 45 minute, 1km hike to the sub-alpine

 meadows of the Trophy Mountains.

 

The elevation gain is only 200 metres.

 

Trail conditions and updates will be posted on the

main page under the Attention Visitor Notice.

 

The trail winds its way through an old-growth forest of

fragrant Engelmann spruce and sub-alpine fir.

 

The small size of these 250 year old trees attests to the

harsh living conditions at this altitude.

 

The trail passes several small streams before breaking

 out into the open expanses of the sub-alpine meadow.

 

In July and August, the endless saves of vibrant-coloured

wildflowers make this one of them most popular hikes

 in the area.

 

From the meadow, the trail continues a further 1 1/4 hours

across lichen encrusted rocks to Sheila Lake.

 

The trail ends at the lake, however an additional hour of

uphill climbing will get you to the panoramic views of

Skyline Ridge (12 km round trip from the parking lot).

Because these ridges are over 2,500 metres, weather

can change quickly.

 

Therefore, you should be sure to carry a topographic map,

 compass, warm clothing, and extra food.

 

Maps can be purchased at the Wells Gray Visitor Centre.

 

 

Wells Gray Provincial Park – Trophy Mountain.

 

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