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Mount Bishop  British Columbia   #6852
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Chilcotin Ranges

Height: 1721 m -> 5646 feet
Prominence?: 231 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Duncan (4.7 km away, at bearing 44 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Birch (5.1 km away)

Location:   50.90330,-122.19060     50:54:12, -122:11:26   10U 556913 5639384 (20 km N of Shalalth). NTS Mapsheet: 092.J.16   AreaCode: FM02/JB09
Mount Bishop is a low but prominent peak of the Camelsfoot Range, just north of Moha (at the junction of Hwy 40 and the Yalakom FSR). It is steep from all sides and roughly pyramidal with minor summits on two ridges, one northeasterly the other to the south. It is partly covered in dryland forest and scree. There is no water to be had and this is very hot country in the summer, so water should definitely be carried. The summit is fairly close to the Yalakom FSR and will provide good views of the inner Camelsfoot and the upper Yalakom, as well as of the lay of the land in the mid-Bridge River basin from Moha to Applespring. Locals are friendly but wary of outsiders sometimes, and would probably prefer that you consult one of them as to feasible routes so as to avoid infringing on private property. One advantage of hiking in this area is that the locals have campaigned against hunting, as there are many children in the surrounding farming community; adult locals are also in the habit of moving about the neighbourhood on foot or bike, eschewing the use of motorized vehicles, and so have fought successfully against hunting and firearms discharge in the area.

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