January 14, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
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"Wild Horse Ridge" and "Mt. Kerr" offer a fantastic day hike (longer) or overnight hight in the Marble Range near Clinton. Emily and I, plus the dogs, had a wicked workout making our way to the alpine ridges through beautiful wooded valleys, full of tons of wildflowers. Once on the alpine, the peaks are mostly gentle offering some of the best ridge hiking in the Cariboo. It was 23 kms return to the summit of Mt. Kerr (2278 m). A long day but well worth it. The area has very little surface water so remember to pack enough yourself.
To gain access to the trailheads, head west at the south end of Clinton on the Kelly Lake Road. After 17km turn right on the Jesmond Road. Stop after 23km on the Jesmond Road at the Circle H Ranch (currently a caretaker is in residence – park and ask for permission to cross the property). Cross through the property exiting through a fence at the rear where you will find a sign for the “Pipeline Trail”. Continue up the clearing heading right on a trail leading to a road continuing along the power line. A short walk up this road takes you to the trail/road heading up the valley. At 4.2 km you will reach a junction with the left trail heading to Mt. Bowman. The right trail continues up the creek valley to Wild Horse Ridge and Mt. Kerr.
If you're in the Cariboo and Clinton area, check out the Marble Range !!!