Lush Pass is named after Tom Lusk, a hunting guide from the late 1800's. The trail used to be an access road from the Jumpingpound area to Kananaskis. I did this on a nice winter day using crampons, though snowshoes would also work well. From the west. The trail climbs gradually and offers some early views of Mt Yamnuska to the north, Mt Baldy and Boundary Ridge, and Cox Hill at Powderface Trail. After reaching the pass around 6 km in, a camping area appears with a couple picknick tables, an outhouse, and horse hitching posts. From here the trail descends slowly and crosses a small bridge before reaching Powderface Trail. Though the views are a bit lacking, it's a nice, peaceful hike through some very nice forest.
From Highway 1, go south on Highway 40 into K-country for 7 km, then turn left onto Sibbald Creek Trail. After 2 km or so, park at the Lusk Creek day use area. Walk up to and across the road. From here, walk up Sibbald Creek Trail the the west until you see trail signs to the south of the road. Take the trail that goes back to the east (your left) along the small ridge. A lot of damage occurred along the creek in the 2013 floods which is why the trailhead is a bit tricky to find.
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