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Eager Hill Hiking Trail

Updated on May 22, 2016
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Eager Hill Hiking Trail, Cranbrook, B.C. Canada

The Eager Hill Fire Lookout was built on Eager Hill, Cranbrook, British Columbia Canada in 1948. At that time it was common practice throughout British Columbia to have manned lookout towers to aide in the detection of forest fires.

Sitting at an elevation of 1038 m. this lookout point was almost the perfect vantage site to survey the neighboring hills and valleys surrounding it. It was also an excellent point from which to view the Steeples Mountain range.

Stretched out in all it's magnificent glory into the distance, the Steeples were a view that tourists would travel to see, yet one that the fire fighters of that day were actually paid to view.

Leave a gentle footprint as you hike.

In 1965 the Eager Hill Fire Lookout was closed down, but the hill remains open for hikers, and any others who possessed a desire to clamber up it's many hillside trails.

Avid hikers, novice and experienced alike, will enjoy this hike up to the old Eager Hill Fire Lookout Point. It's hiking trails offer both moderate, and steeper climbs, and are designed to fit the hiking needs of all types of hikers. For a view to beautiful to miss Eager Hill may be a hiking trail that you will want to put on your future vacation list.

It's Easy To See How A Fire Would Be Spotted From This Vantage Point.

This is our hike up the Eager Hill trail.

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Steeples Mountain Range View On The Way Up.

Looking over at Mount Fisher.

Looking Down Over The Valley

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The Magnificent Steeples Mountain Range

Paul gets a reward for pulling me up the hill and acting as my crutch on the way down.

I think my husband is part billy goat. With his tall legs he can sure climb like one.

Paul loves to hike, and I like to take pictures, so he and I combined our hobbies. He knows the spots to get the best pictures, while I tag along with camera in hand, and take them.

I am physically disabled, and I am pretty sure that Paul is part billy goat, so this means that he and I make for a fine pair of hikers. He dashes back and forth on the hike while I just plod steadily along. If I need an arm or a push, then he is there to give me one, and if I fall then he is there to get me back up on my feet again. It sure is nice to have a good friend to get out and play with :)

Sometimes odd couples make the best couples.

The Eager Hill hiking trail is easy compared to the world's most dangerous hiking trail.

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Let Your Endorphins Out To Play

When you participate in pleasurable activities like smiling, laughing, exercising or playing, your brain does an amazing thing and releases a little chemical message known as an endorphin.

These endorphins are feel good messages that have the power to actually remove physical and emotional pain. They travel down the spine, and then throughout your body, sending a feeling of well being as they go. These endorphins not only have the ability to relieve pain but they also have the power to make you feel happy. So remember to take time to play - It really is important.

Take time to play - It's a beautiful world out there

Have you discovered any great hiking trails lately?

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: It really was a nice hike up the old Eager Hill fire lookout. I loved the scenery looking down.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @DrBillSmithWriter: It's just a good thing that my husband is part billy goat or I could never hike a hill. He pulls me along lol.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @Virginia Allain: The smoke from fires in Washington and beyond have been following the mountain range into our area for a few weeks now and it is killing my lungs. I keep trying to walk but wind up with a huge asthma attack after so I guess I am stuck pretty much indoors till the smoke dies down.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      What a beautiful area! I'm hoping to do more walks once I get past this plantar fascitis.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      What fun! I'd love to do this one... perhaps, one day! ;-) Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes, I have been on many hiking trails. Eager Hill look awesome!

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      CyberTech LM 5 years ago

      Yes in Michigan, Hoist Lake Trails on US23 north of Glennie, MI.

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      Lovely pics - and how lucky you are to have your Paul, too!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wish I was fit for hiking, requires lot of stamina, I really love hiking adventures.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 8 years ago from Lancaster PA