MOUNT MACKIE

MT MACKIE   2167m   7109′
A low level peak in the Rossland Range 3.75kms northeast of Neptune. Better for skiing in the winter. Route becoming overgrown with alder. 

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Time: 7 hours round trip
Season: June through October
Access: Good. 4km of 2WD
Map: 82F/4 Rossland-Trail and 82F/5 Castlegar 

Drive: From Castlegar, drive 17km west on Hwy 3. Turn left (east) on  the Mackie Creek FSR and drive for ~4km. Park at a good spur road going off to the left (east). 

Route: Walk up the road paralleling a creek for a few hundred yards to a washout. At the top of the next hill, enter a newly planted clear-cut (2007) with views of Mackie. Continue on the road for another kilometre taking one left turn. Alder started overgrowing the road up three switchbacks and into a newly established forest. As the route steepens, enter old growth and scramble to the summit. 
There are good views: close by are the Seven Summits, Crowe and Neptune. The summit has a green radio repeater cone. 2 hours down. 

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I would like to think of myself as a full time traveler. I have been retired since 2006 and in that time have traveled every winter for four to seven months. The months that I am “home”, are often also spent on the road, hiking or kayaking.
I hope to present a website that describes my travel along with my hiking and sea kayaking experiences.

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