Devils Couch facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDevils Couch
Devils Couch, southeast aspect
|Elevation||2,749 m (9,019 ft)|
|Prominence||299 m (981 ft)|
|Parent peak||Devils Dome (2769 m)|
|Listing||Mountains of British Columbia|
Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'strict' not found.
|Location||Valhalla Provincial Park
British Columbia, Canada
|Parent range||Valhalla Ranges
|Topo map||NTS 82F/13|
Devils Couch is a 2,749-metre (9,019-foot) mountain summit located in the Valhalla Ranges of the Selkirk Mountains in southeast British Columbia, Canada. It is situated in Valhalla Provincial Park, 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Gladsheim Peak, 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Slocan Lake, and 15 km (9.3 mi) northwest of Slocan. The mountain's descriptive name refers to its shape. It was first called "The Toboggan Slide" by early miners who arrived in the area in the 1890s. It was later called "King Tuts Couch" in the 1920s, coinciding with the archaeological discovery in Egypt. This peak's current name was officially adopted July 22, 1964, by the Geographical Names Board of Canada. The names of the neighboring peaks have a devil-related theme: Black Prince Mountain, Lucifer Peak, Mount Mephistopheles, Devils Dome, Mount Diablo, Satan Peak, and Devils Spire.
The peak is located in Devils Range, which is a compact subrange of the Valhallas. Based on the Köppen climate classification, Devils Couch has a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into Gwillim Creek and Evans Creek, both tributaries of the Slocan River.
|Mary the Jewess|