Trip details on McGillivray and Ma Butte: What started out as a second option turned out to be a great hike in the Crowsnest Area. We initialled drove to the Castle ski area to try Southfork and Barnaby but due to rain decided to turn around. We quickly decided on this one since Vern had planned it as a potential family hike. We basically followed Bob Spirko his route and easily ascended both peaks. On the way back we dropped from McGillivray down east slopes and dirt bike trails back to the road and hiked back along the road for a few kilometers. This is a great fall/spring hike when weather or conditions do not allow for bigger trips.
Date: September 3rd, 2016
Height: Ma Butte 2331 meters (peakfinder) and McGillivray 2340 (GPS)
Height gain: Total elevation gain around roughly around 1000 meters