A group of 19 students from Silver Creek Elementary and Hope Secondary schools sumitted the highest peak in E.C. Manning Provincial Park on Oct. 2.
The group took a school bus to the Lightning Lake trailhead and started a “beautiful but challenging” hike to the top of Mt. Frosty, Silver Creek Principal Bruce Becker reported. The group reached the summit of Frosty Mountain, at a 2,408 metre elevation. Compare this to Hope Mountain, Becker noted, which is 564 metres lower in elevation.
The group hiked the entire 24 kilometre trek on Friday, and got a good look at the larch trees that grow on a plateau along the hike. These alpine larches, some of which are upwards of 2,000 years old, take on a golden hue in the fall time as their needles change colour. “We had an amazing day!” Becker stated.