Mount Ball Trip Report (#18058)
- Signed By: Tim L. Helmer
- Date submitted: January 27, 2003
Mount Ball. What an adventure. Hafner Creek is a bush whack but I would gladly do it all over again. The day we summited the peak coincided with some of the worst forest fires to ever happen in Kootenay National Park. When we got out the Park was closed and I noticed there were no cars on the highway. The warden was waiting for us at the road block and said they would have flown us out had they known our whereabouts. I got dizzy from the smoke for a short time and ash was falling but we were safe above tree line. I'll never forget Mount Ball. It has my vote for the most incredible mountain adventure of my live. Absolutely beautiful. Please have a look at my site for pictures.