Good maps and the Roadbook to the Eastern Kootnays, gets one onto the highway from Fort Steele to Norbury Lake Provincial Park; 2.6 km E & SE of the 93/95 turn-off in FS, you turn left (NE) onto the old Maus (or sometimes Mause) Creek mining road; in the first little ways there are several branchings (0.4 km, then left again; another 1.8 km and the the right-hand branch at a split; another 1.1 km and stay left at a split). Confusing as this may sound, but the route up Maus is well marked with signposts and fairly straight-forward.
However, once out of the benchland farms, the condition of the track degenerates considerably and is mostly single lane (best to travel uphill in the morning and down in the late afternoon). After 10.5 km of heaving and swaying, you come to the small pull-out for the trail up Mount Fisher - this trail is well-worn and obvious (we saw people on Fisher all three of the days we were in the area), rising over 5-6 km for something in excess of 4000'.
But we were not to be tempted by anything as pusillanimous as a well-worn trail. No siree, no cheatin'. So we heaved and swayed for another 2.5 km (about 13 km altogether) to the parking area for the track to the... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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