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Border Ranges
Parent Area: Canadian Rockies
 

Area: 5059 sq km. Location: These ranges lie east of the Elk River and south of Lodgepole Creek and the Flathead River, comprising the southernmost section of the Canadian Rockies. Their American counterpart are the Montana Ranges. The northern boundary as proscribed by Holland has been used here, i.e. from Lodgepole Creek via McLatchie Creek to the Flathead River (which he names as the southeastern boundary of the Fernie Basin, which lies immediately north), rather than via Harvey Pass to the Flathead River via Harvey Creek, which seems more obvious in one way; on the other, the mountains east of McLatchie Creek are considerably more mountainous than those to the west, so belong in a mountain designation rather than in a basin. Holland names Elko as the western borderpoint, but that has been adjusted slightly south here, to the confluence of the Elk and Wigwam Rivers, which seems more logical.

Top Trips
The Southern Great Divide Trail+, A Six-Day Spring Adventure Rick Collier
Ascend Kishinena Ridge via Grizzly Gulch Rick Collier
Ascents of King Edward Peak and Starvation Peak Rick Collier
A Traverse from Alderson to Carthew via Buchanan Peak Vern Dewit
Syncline to St. Eloi Traverse Vern Dewit
An Ascent Mount Broadwood Rick Collier
A Climbing & Trekking Traverse from Hillcrest to Hwy. #774 Rick Collier
Bovine Lake and Mount Jutland Circuit Rick Collier
Traverse of Lys Peak and West Castle Rick Collier
Akamina Ridge and Forum Peak Hiking Loop Alex Joseph
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Top Photos
The Summit Plateau of Sofa Mountain Rick Collier
Buttercup Meadow Rick Collier
Scarpe Mountain Rick Collier
Kenow Mountain Rick Collier
Victoria Peak from the Northeast Rick Collier
The Galton Range and Mount Mahaney from Overfold Rick Collier
Arras, Sofa, and Vimy Ridge Apex Rick Collier
The Summit Block of Mount Glendowan Rick Collier
Mount Swope and Overfold Mountain Rick Collier
Castle Peak: Summit Block Rick Collier
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Paper Maps
Waterton Lakes National Park Gem Trek 1:50000 25 m