BCP562 Coffin Mountain
N50° 06.413 W114° 23.332
The goal for today was to get to the summit of Coffin Mountain. We originally anticipated this hike to be around 8-9km roundtrip. But after some careful driving on a sketchy road we found, we were able to drive right to the base of the mountain. This shortened the hike to about 5.5km round trip. However, this was the longest 5km traverse I have ever done! This one was tougher than expected. There was a good period at the start of the hike where it felt like we were going 1m vertical for every 1m horizontal we went. The first bit of the hike involved going up a steep hill with many many fallen trees on it. We had to occasionally use our hands to climb over some fallen trees piled up on each other. We could see the truck getting smaller and smaller for the first bit of the hike. Once we broke the tree line, we quickly had a great view of Mount Livingstone. It was fun scaling the rocks and making the ascent, surrounded by beautiful views. The mountain leveled off when we were about 700m from the summit making for a nice ridge walk. The cap was really easy to find at the top. After a quick lunch and some photos at the top we debated taking another way down. We decided that it wasn't worth the risk and came back the way we came. Another mountain off the list, thanks for the cap.