Forgetmenot Pass

Feature type: Pass (2)
Province: British Columbia
Location: Alta-BC boundary, between Casket and Fetherstonhaugh passes
Latitude: 53°45’00”
Longitude: 119°54’00”
NTS map: 83E/13
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
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The slopes leading up to the pass, near Mount Forget, were blue with forget-me-nots when Mary Jobe and Donald Phillips came through in 1914 on their way to Mount Kitchi (Mount Sir Alexander).

“Before us stretched out a great alpine basin, probably fifteen square miles in area, presenting a wonderful vista of soft, sweet alpine grass, multi-colored alpine flowers, and low-growing balsams. Two miles beyond Eagle Pass we crossed a tributary of the ‘West’ Branch of the Little Smoky. Two miles beyond this stream we came to what seemed an easy pass-at 6,500 feet. As the other side proved to be only cliff, scree and rock-fall, we turned west, crossed two more alpine summits in four miles. The latter, at 6,400 feet, was snow filled, while the slopes leading up to this pass were blue with forget-me-nots. Below Forget-me-not Pass, we had four hours of maddening trail cutting down a rhododendron descent of 1,500 feet, so steep that the pack horses trod constantly upon each others tails.”

References:

  • Jobe, Mary L. “Mt. Kitchi: A New Peak in the Canadian Rockies.” Bulletin of the American Geographical Society, Volume 47, No. 7 (1915):481-497. JSTOR. p. 486

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