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Mount Lyall  Alberta/British Columbia   #763
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / High Rock Range

Height: 2951 m -> 9682 feet
Prominence?: 529 m above Beehive Pass
Line Parent?: Apis Peak (5.0 km away, at bearing 157 degrees)
Greater Parent: Tornado Mountain (14.0 km away)

Location:   50.08968,-114.70486     50:05:23, -114:42:18   11U 664172 5551125 (17 km NE of Elkford). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.02   AreaCode: FL04/AH80
Located directly W of the head of Lyall Creek.

Name Notes: Named in 1917 after David Lyall who was a surgeon dispatched with the British Boundary Commission of 1858-1862 whose purpose was to map the border between the Pacific and the Rockies. Lyall was a naturalist whose main interest was in alpine plants and trees. While in the field in Canada he collected and sent possibly 1,375 plant species back to England for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Perhaps his best known specimen is the Lyall Larch which he named after himself. This tree turns a lush golden color and loses its needles in the fall.

Trip Reports within 1 km
23 1993.07.22 Mount Lyall (Near Elkford): A Fine Backcountry Scramble Rick Collier

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Paper Maps
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek
 

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