Details: This hut, constructed in September of 1997, replaced a
small 30 year- old structure that had seen its better days an was too small
to meet the demands of an ever-growing interest of hikers and skiers to see
the beautiful vistas of Jumbo Pass. The new 8 person cabin was a joint
project involving the Columbia Valley Hut Society and a
Forest Renewal B.C. grant. It sits on the ridge, along the Purcell
divide, about .5 km north of Jumbo
Pass. There is
quality hiking, scrambling and ski touring available in this small alpine
location. Views are superb and include Karnak and Jumbo Mountains
to the north-east and Cauldron/Horseshoe glaciers to the south-west. A
nearby tarn, just to the east of the cabin,
is the summer season drinking water source. Please use firewood sparingly as it is
expensive to fly in! Firewood is for winter use only, not summertime campfires.
Formal Government Objectives: "Manage the Jumbo Pass Trail Recreation Site for a forested
and sub-alpine, semi-primitive non- motorized recreation experience. The cabin and the
trail to the cabin will be maintained; the natural vegetation will be conserved.
Opportunities for cabin accommodation, ski touring, hiking, and mountaineering will be
available at the site. Cabin reservations required. Access is by non-motorized trail."