Mount Decoeli

Mount Decoeli near Haines Junction, YT


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17 kms
9hours
difficult
Hiking
Spring, Fall, Summer
Haines Junction, YT
User xtremepeaks
This is a challenging hike to the top of 2300 meter (7650 ft) peak overlooking Kluane National Park. The icefields and Mt Logan are about 100km away, but can be seen on a clear day. Take strong binoculars for a better view. Clouds usually cover many of the peaks, but Logan may be seen above the clouds. The Alaska highway is more than 4000 ft below you.



Directions:



From Haines Junction continue on the Alaska highway for 20 km. Look for the gravel pit on the left just after the Bear Creek summit. Left of the gravel pit is an old road, drive this or walk it for 1 km to an excellent camping spot. Continue to the creek and the trail to the peak follows this side of the creek for about 4km. Trail disappears into dense brush in a few places, follow the edge of the creek if the water level is not too high. Cross the creek at the fork of 2 drainages and ascend the right fork. Follow steep moraine and traverse rocky slopes to a pass. The summit is gained via a loose talus slope which can take another 2 hours. Summit has a communication tower.




Topo map above is courtesy of http://www.gotrekkers.com , extracted from TopoTracker DVD for Canada's Northern National Parks (Item #GT1012), an excellent resource to use along with Memory-Map software to explore all the northern National Parks.




Overnight trips can be made to Kimberley meadows and a loop out to Jarvis river. More information on this and other Kluane Park trails are in the Kluane Park Hiking Guide, by Vivien Lougheed, available at Park Visitor Info Centre in Haines Junction, at http://www.newstarbooks.com and at http://www.gotrekkers.com.








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