Journey to Prairie Mountain — March 26, 2006
Prairie Mountain was the first hike of the season and an excellent prelude to the year. It is a smallish mountain just off Hwy 66 near Bragg Creek and the day that we arrived the winter gate was still locked. David, Ernie, Alvin and me began the hike from there working our way back along the small winding trail. It was relatively warm for March and we made good progress through the forested hills. Up on the peak it was true March weather, windy and cold with a fairly good amount of snow everywhere. We took in the view of Ng’s Mine from the summit, took a few pictures and then took our leave of the windswept pinnacle.