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Mt Crawford/Plaid Lake

Photo credit Lorna Robin Mt Crawford/Plaid Lake Access: The access via 12.6 km of logging roads requires high clearance vehicles, and 4wd for the last kilometre to the trailhead. There may be snow on the access road or trail until mid-July or possibly later. Rating: Moderate. The return trip from […]

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Sphinx Mountain Hike

Photo credit Lorna Robin Sphinx Mountain Hike – contributed by Lorna Robin Sphinx Mountain is a prominent double peak south-east of Crawford Bay, looking rather like an enormous single-person pup tent when viewed from the Kootenay Lake ferry, and usually covered in snow until July. Trailhead access: easy, via the […]

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Mount Loki

Mt. Loki Access: Easy. Portman Road is a good 2wd road with minimal water bars, however watch out for large rocks if you do not have a high clearance vehicle. Beware of possible logging truck activity. Rating: Moderate to challenging, depending upon your fitness level and how high you want […]

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TCT Track

    The East Shore segment of the Trans Canada Trail begins in Kootenay Bay. The traveler, after enjoying the free Kootenay Lake Ferry will follow HWY 3A to the Artisan community of Crawford Bay. Continuing south for 1km the authorized off-highway route begins. A trail head kiosk greets trail […]

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