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Jackass Mountain  British Columbia
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Canadian Cascades

Height: 2006 m -> 6581 feet
Prominence?: 316 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Lytton (9 km away, at bearing 17 degrees)

Location:   50.08972,-121.47250     50:05:23, -121:28:21   10U 609265 5549724 (18 km SE of Lytton). NTS Mapsheet: 092.I.03   AreaCode: FM01/AE87
Jackass and The Nipple
This gentle summit of the northern Cascades is located east of Kanaka Bar.

Name Notes: The name comes from before the building of the Cariboo Wagon Road when a jackass plunged from the old trail here to the Fraser 500', more or less straight down, fully loaded with a miners' supplies; another version says a whole team of jackasses. The name first really applied to this stretch of trail, and the road(s) that were built along the same mountainside in later times, rather than to the peak which was of course unseen by those who coined and used the name.

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7 Jackass and The Nipple Simon Chesterton
7 Old Cariboo Highway at Jackass Mountain Mike Cleven