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Black Dome Mountain  British Columbia   #6825
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Chilcotin Ranges

Height: 2252 m -> 7388 feet
Prominence?: 662 m above Roaster Lake Pass
Line Parent?: Red Mountain (14.9 km away, at bearing 197 degrees)
Greater Parent: Red Mountain (14.9 km away)

Location:   51.33194,-122.48528     51:19:55, -122:29:07   10U 535860 5686865 (51 km S of Alkali Lake). NTS Mapsheet: 092.O.08   AreaCode: FM12/DE38
Black Dome is a butte-like summit in the Camelsfoot Range just north of Lone Cabin Creek. Not of interest to climbers - it is driveable to the summit on old mine roads leading in from the Gang Ranch area- it is of interest for its views - east over the Cariboo Plateau and the benchlands and gorge of the Fraser (Big Bar Mtn is its closest neighbour across the Fraser) and west across the Chilcotin Plateau. As with other northern Camelsfoot summits, this is one of the few places where you get a panoramic view of the more alpine ranges of the Coast Mountains diminishing into the plateau horizon. Black Dome was the site of a gold mining prospect by Bralorne Mines Inc. and caused a bit of excitement at the time (early 1950s) - not so much for its assays as for a crisis brought on by severe winter weather which saw the forced evacuation (by air) of the camp due to imminent famine.

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3 Northern Camelsfoot Range Panorama (Labelled) Mike Cleven