Mount Erskine, British Columbia

Prominence: 257 m, 843 ft

Elevation: 448 meters, 1470 feet

True Isolation: 3.93 km, 2.44 mi
Peak TypeUnofficially Named Peak
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)48° 50' 50'' N, 123° 33' 0'' W
48.847174, -123.550059 (Dec Deg)
459644 E 5410613 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
State/ProvinceBritish Columbia
County/Second Level RegionCapital

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     2010-09-01 by Jan Triska
     2011-11-17 by Aidan Butler
     2014-07-22 by Jan Triska

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One of the steep hills on Saltspring Island, known for its unique geology (a mix of granite and aggregate rocks). Erskine is a steep hike from the shoreline road and is accessible by a marked trail. Stunning views of the sea and other islands make it a popular destination. The trail winds through forest that contains some arbutus trees and old Douglas firs. Summit is open and the west-facing aspect of the peak has formidable cliffs (not a hike from that side).
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 257 m/843 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 257 m/843 ft
  Key Col: 191 m/627 ft
Isolation3.93 km/2.44 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Maple Mountain  (WSW)
Isolation Limit Point: 48° 48' 51'' N, 123° 31' 51'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Northwest Coast Islands
Range4: Inside Passage Islands
Range5: Gulf Islands
Drainage BasinsIslands-Pacific-North America
Pacific Ocean
IslandSaltspring Island
Topo MapDuncan 92 B/13 1:50,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by Jan Triska.

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