Eight students from the Jungle and HCI labs skirted the east ridge of Mt. Yamnuska on May 24, 2003. It is a very scenic scramble providing views of the foothills and ensuing prairielands eastward and the frontal range of the Rockies westward. A well-built trail ascends the lower slopes to the base of the Mt. Yamnuska ridge. From this point, several paths lead up the scree slopes on the back side of the mountain. Several small sections require scrambling and there is a short traverse along a ledge secured with fixed cables. We still encountered a fair amount of snow on the hindslopes, and it would be a fair guess to expect snow into the beginning of June.
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