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Mount Burns (East Ridge)

  • Sep 22, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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Burns Mountain East Ridge 0T5

Very steep hike several short cliff bands with some easy scrambling.

Distance: 12kms


Note: We will be hiking at a Slow and Not so Steady pace taking lots of short breathers if you’re in a rush to get to the top this is not a hike for you. At the same time this is not a hike for beginners.


Directions: To get to the trailhead drive into Turner Valley to the 4-way stop. From the 4-way stop go west which will take you through town and onto Township Road #194a which will then turn into Highway 546. The trail head is approximately 34 kilometers from Turner Valley. Park in the Blue Rock/Junction Creek parking lot close to the Sheep river this is the very end of the road.

We will hike up the Sheep River trail for 15 minutes take a right and bushwhack our way up to the ridge. From there we will hike along a open ridge with views of Mount Gibraltar ,Mount Shangri-La, Blue Rock Mountain and and sweeping views of the Sheep River Valley.


Helmet is not required for this hike.

Recommended carpool contribution is $15/passenger paid to your driver.

Please be sure you are prepared and properly equipped for this hike.

Waiver: Your consent is required for attending this event. You will be asked to provide the name and number of an emergency contact. Please read the Waiver by clicking HERE. I will bring the group waiver form with me to the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike so please make sure you read it before you come to the trailhead.

Your Host is a volunteer and not a trained guide. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road, weather, and trail conditions for the trip; and, you are responsible for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear, food and water, personal First-aid and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.

If you have any questions that are not answered in the description, please email me.

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  • Doug R

    What a great day and a really fun team. Thanks everyone!

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Imad B.

    Great hike. Beautiful views. Awesome company.

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    One word. Phew! Seriously, awesome people. Loved some portions, terrified of some portions, definitely no bland feelings about this hike. Thanks again, everyone, for the tips, encouragement and your patience.

    September 22, 2013

  • Anilson C.

    I missed you guys, I still don't know Calgary very well and I went to wrong place. However, I tried to go the head of the hike at Blue Rock and Junction Creek but You were up on the trail already, decided not to go up alone. I heard 4 bears were seen close by. I am really sorry I could not make it.

    September 22, 2013

    • Doug R

      Sorry we missed you Anilson we catch you on the trail somewhere else.

      September 22, 2013

  • Doug R

    We are in the East parking lot

    September 22, 2013

  • Veronica

    Hey guys, the lrt is closed at southland so I'm on a shuttle bus to Somerset. I know this isn't an excuse to be late but hopefully I will still be able to catch a ride with someone if I am a few minutes late.

    September 22, 2013

  • Bruce

    Thanks Doug. See you Sunday @ 8:30 AM.

    September 18, 2013

  • Bruce

    I will need a ride from Somerset LRT to the mountain. Could I carpool with someone? Thanks.

    September 17, 2013

    • Doug R

      we will figure carpooling out at Somerset LRT station

      September 18, 2013

7 went

  • Doug R
    Platinum Member AST 1,, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Veronica
    Gold Member, AST 1, Assistant Organizer
  • Caroline B
    Premier Member.
  • Sandy S.
    Premier Member
  • Imad B.
    Backpacking 101
  • A former member

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