Geocaching: The Hagen Trail

The trail systems of Skull Mountain and the Seven Sisters range is of the primary focus

Harry Hagen was employed at the Mitchell Cattle Company for many years.  Pictured are Mitchell’s weaned calves in 1968

Harry Hagen was employed at the Mitchell Cattle Company for many years. Pictured are Mitchell’s weaned calves in 1968

By Carson Stone

Lower North Thompson Geocaching

With the current Job Creation Program being sponsored by the Lower North Thompson Community Forests Society well underway in the region, a big part of the mandate of the program is directed at promotion of the area.

The trail systems of Skull Mountain and the Seven Sisters range is of the primary focus, to enhance, add accessibility, and to provide awareness to their existence.  The geocaching program is in conjunction with this activity.

To add further input, a series of articles relating to the trails is currently being written with concentration being on the demographics.  Length, accessibility, location, and other related information such as geocaching, local history, etc.    One such trail is in the Skull Mountain region:

The Hagen Trail

Harry Hagen was born in 1911 to parents Ole and Francis.  Harry had a lifelong interest in reading with a photographic memory.  He was very well known in the community, and had a love and passion for horses and the high country with having cut many pack-trails. He was employed by the Mitchell Cattle Company for a great length of time, which involved the Harp and Skull Mountain range.  It is believed that nearby Hagen Mountain was named after his family.

Trail Access: from five kilometres on Westsyde Road.  From the parking area, take the trail heading south for .5km, then the trail to your right.

For more information about Lower North Thompson Geocaching contact:  Carson Stone by calling 250-672-0036, by email: stone4info@gmail.com, or find them on Facebook.