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Southesk Cairn from the Northwest # 9998

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Date: 2007.07.01
Vantage Point: From near lower Medicine Tent Lake

Caption: The view of Southesk Cairn from the South Boundary Trail; Southesk Pass to the left

PhotoDescr: According to the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, there is a "giant rock cairn" on the summit of this minor peak, placed there by the Earl of Southesk's 1859 expedition. According to Eric Coulthard, there are two cairns, one on the main summit and one on a secondary summit, and neither is overly large. Perhaps it has shrunk over the years, or it grew in the telling.

This picture was taken on the early morning of Day 4 of a five-day Grant MacEwan Mountain Club backpacking trip into the middle section of the South Boundary Trail in Jasper National Park.

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