Photo: Looking west-northwest to Mount Lineham from the Cameron Lake Road. Note the Purcell Sill on the lower cliffs.
- 2728 m (8,950ft)
- Naming History
Located between Lineham Creek and Rowe Creek; southeast of Linham Lakes
Visible from Highway: 5
Named for: Lineham, John (A well-known pioneer of the Highwood area, John Lineham was involved in the Lumber, oil exploration, and agriculture industries. He was elected to the Territorial Legislative Assembly in 1888.)
This peak towers impressively over the road to Cameron Lake. The summit is less than three km from the road but the elevation difference is over 1100 metres.
The east facing cliffs of Mount Lineham provide an excellent view of the Purcell Sill. This is a horizontal layer of greenish-black diabase that, while still molten, was squeezed between the sedimentary layers. Diabase is the coarse-grained equivalent of basalt.