“12 km of steep narrow road to parking lots
limited pullouts for vehicles to pass
no motor homes or trailers allowed
1.4 km of hiking trails from parking lots to peaks
No water at Idaho Peak
Sandon to Idaho Peak and return – allow 4 hours
Drive Slowly and Carefully. ” – Tracks and trails.
Fortunately we were in a four-wheel vehicle, as the road isn’t for the faint of heart. There isn’t a barrier on the sheer drop off and there are many places where vehicles can’t pass each other, so that we had to reverse, till they could pass.
When we got to the trailhead, there were a few cars parked, as most people hike to the peak from there, which is a two-hour return. We didn’t have our hiking boots and gear, so we took in the lovely view and drove back down again.
Warning: Lightning Electrocution hazard!
“A former forestry lookout nestled above alpine basins and abundant wildflowers on a towering peak above Slocan Lake with a 360 degree view overlooking Valhalla Provincial Park and the Monashee and Selkirk Mountain ranges.” – Best Photos.
“Elevation: 2273 meters, 7457 feet”-Peak Bagger
There are some other lovely trails through the flowers.
Me feeling like Heidi in the Alps.
The wildflowers were beautiful.
The weather was perfect.
Going down was a bit easier, here is a view of one of the switchbacks.
One can see Sandon Ghost Town from here.