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Unnecessary Mountain - Hiking

Vancouver Coast Mountains, British Columbia, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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Why choose a trail at Unnecessary Mountain?

The Unnecessary Mountain is a small, unassuming peak in the Canadian Rockies near the town of Golden, British Columbia. It's not particularly high, nor does it offer any great views or hiking trails. So why is it called the Unnecessary Mountain? According to local legend, the mountain was named by a group of surveyors who were working in the area in the early 1900s. One of the surveyors allegedly said "that's an unnecessary mountain" when he saw the small peak from a distance. The name has stuck ever since.

Despite its lack of stature, the Unnecessary Mountain is a popular destination for hikers and climbers. There are a few trails that lead to the summit, and the views from the top are pretty impressive. The mountain is also home to a number of glaciers, which make for some challenging climbing routes.

So if you're looking for a quick and easy hike with great views, be sure to check out the Unnecessary Mountain!

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Unnecessary Mountain, Greater Vancouver A, BC, Canada

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Starting Point

The start of the trails at the Unnecessary Mountain can be accessed by travelling east on Highway 3 from Princeton, British Columbia. The turnoff for the Unnecessary Mountain is located approximately 18 kilometres east of Princeton.

Why visit Unnecessary Mountain

The Unnecessary Mountain is a beautiful mountain located in British Columbia. The mountain is a great place to visit because it offers amazing views, and it is a great place for hiking and camping. The mountain is also home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, bears, and cougars.

Is Unnecessary Mountain in British Columbia a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what each family is looking for in a vacation spot. Some families might find Unnecessary Mountain to be a great place to spend time together, while others may find the area to be too remote or lacking in amenities.

Things not to be missed

Near Unnecessary Mountain in British Columbia, the best activities include hiking, camping, and fishing.

1. Hiking - Unnecessary Mountain is a great place for a hike with stunning views of the surrounding area.

2. Wildlife Viewing - There is plenty of wildlife to be seen in the area, so bring your binoculars!

3. Fishing - The area around Unnecessary Mountain is great for fishing.

4. Camping - There are plenty of great places to camp near Unnecessary Mountain.

5. Boating - The lakes and rivers in the area are perfect for boating.

Where to eat?

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10. The Flying Pig - Gastown - Vancouver, BC

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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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