Mount Hurd facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Hurd
Mt. Vaux centered with Mt. Hurd furthest right in this view from Emerald Lake
|Elevation||3,000 m (9,800 ft)|
|Prominence||355 m (1,165 ft)|
|Parent peak||Mount Vaux|
|Location||Yoho National Park
British Columbia, Canada
|Parent range||Canadian Rockies|
|Topo map||NTS 82N07|
Mount Hurd is a Canadian mountain in the Ottertail Range of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia. It was named after Major Marshall Farnam Hurd (1823-1903) a Canadian Pacific Railway engineer and explorer. It was featured on a 1928 Canada Post 10¢ stamp based on a painting by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Hurd is located in 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 Mount Hurd drains into tributaries of the Kicking Horse River which is a tributary of the Columbia River.
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