Hailstone Butte
2373m (7786ft.)

Located at the head of Johnson Creek; north buttress of "The Hump". Livingstone Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 12; 35 Longitude 114; 27; 25, Topo map 82J/01
Can be seen from Highways 541 and 22 and 940S

Named in 1915. Unknown Official name.

Looking west-southwest to Hailstone Butte from Highway #22
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Photo: Looking northwest to Hailstone Butte

This broad, smoothly contoured mountain is often difficult to distinguish from Plateau Mountain when viewed from the prairies. It lies to the north of Highway #532 which climbs to an elevation of 2027 metres at a pass known locally as, "The Hump." Teardrop Lake lies at the summit of the pass.

When the Cameron Lookout on Mount Burke was closed in 1952, it was replaced by a lookout on Hailstone Butte and another on Raspberry Ridge. In both cases, bulldozed roads were built on the steep alpine meadows to bring up the building supplies.

*A hiking route to the summit is described in Gillean Daffern’s Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 2.

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