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Moose Mountain (The Family)  Alberta   #5652
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies

Height: 2437 m -> 7995 feet
Prominence?: 593 m above Jumpingpound Pass
Line Parent?: IA63 (15.8 km away, at bearing 240 degrees)
Greater Parent: Fisher Peak (19.0 km away)

Location:   50.93907,-114.83771     50:56:21, -114:50:16   11U 651918 5645275 (19 km W of Bragg Creek). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.15   AreaCode: FL04/JI33
Moose Mountain
Moose Mountain is located north of Canyon Creek, east of Moose Mountain Creek, and above the head of Moose Dome Creek. It is a large mountain in breadth which has a fire road going all of the way to the summit to a fire lookout. A Shell lease road turns right off of Highway 66 at grid reference 602382 approximately 1Km west of Paddy's Flat campground. The road is gated and closed between Dec 1 and May 14 respectively. It then heads uphill and passes a gas well before heading up steeply to the parking area for the fire road at grid reference 563428. From there the Moose Mountain Trail goes to the summit.

The mountain is also located in the prolific Moose Mountain Gas Field. There are several gas wells below the mountain in Moose Dome Creek, 3 gas lift oil wells on the NW ridge above the treeline, and 2 gas wells near the fire road parking. There is also a LARGE sour gas seep at the head of Moose Dome Creek where the Rundle formation subcrops at the surface. The seep comes out of a water flow and causes brilliant colors and deposits to form as the gas dissipates through the water. There is also plenty of fungus and algae in the gas seep, indicating the presence of many organisms.

Name Notes: Named in 1949 after the Moose. On August 12, 1858 Thomas Blakiston originally called it The Family after an excursion from the main group he was with.

Trip Reports within 1 km
44 2010.10.16 Moose Mountain / Virtue Ridge descent Myk Kurth
24 2009.09.06 Across Moose Mountain by Bike Fraser Judd

2004.01.01 Proof from old Mtn record field Kevin Altheim

Paper Maps
1:50000Bragg Creek & Sheep Valley Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
10 Moose Mountain Fraser Judd
8 Across the Ridge Fraser Judd
7 Moose Mountain Summit Panorama Fraser Judd
4 Moose Mountain from the Air Kyle Martens

Placename Photos
7 Descent from Moose Mountain Fire Lookout Fraser Judd
3 Moose from Prairie Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Glasgow - view Northeast Kevin Altheim