Mt. Colonel Foster
North Island / Campbell River
66 min driving from Campbell River
Located 65km west of Campbell River in the Strathcona Provincial Park, Mt. Colonel Foster is the 4th highest peak on Vancouver Island. While this mountain features many routes throughout summer and winter, it is still relatively untraveled. Damage from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that took place June of 1942 is still clearly visible today. This 17-hour hike starts along the Elk River trail and brings you through scenic landscapes along river beds, Landslide Lake and Iceberg Lake. There are designated camping sites along the Elk River trail, or areas for low-impact camping beside Iceberg Lake.
Starting at the Elk River Trail, follow along for 4-6 hours until you have reached Landslide Lake. This trail is relatively easy to follow along and signs will be posted for Landslide Lake. Once you have reached the Lake, to reach the South Summit keep along the south shore on a beaten path towards Iceberg Lake. Continue on from Iceberg Lake to the lower glaciers, and up through the small gully. Continue up through the gully to reach the South Col. There will be two gullies that lead up to the South Summit. These gullies will be relatively easy to climb when covered with snow but will become difficult with thaw as there is exposed rock and loose gravel.
|Seasons:||Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Difficulty Description:||Difficult Trail, experienced climbers.|
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|Duration One-Way (solo):||510 min|
|Duration Round-Trip (solo):||1020 min|
|Distance:||14.20 km (one-way)|
|Elevation at Start:||318 meters|
|Elevation at End:||2,108 meters|
|Elevation Minimum:||318 meters|
|Elevation Maximum:||2,115 meters|
|Elevation Gain:||2,172 meters (one-way)|
|Elevation Loss:||-381 meters (one-way)|
|Slope Up:||17.80% (one-way)|
|Slope Down:||7.30% (one-way)|
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