A good bridge over the Vermillion River give access to the Simpson River Trail.A warning about travelling through the burn area.Hiking the Simpson River Trail.Hiking the Simpson River Trail.Views over the Simpson River towards Spar Mountain.Hiking the Simpson River Trail.A nice plank walk on the Simpson River Trail.Hiking the Simpson River Trail.Hiking the Simpson River Trail.Hiking the Simpson River Trail with views to a distant Mount Shanks.Split Peak.Hiking the Simpson River Trail.Views over the Simpson River towards Spar Mountain.Leaving the Simpson River Trail, hiking up to the south end of Mount Shanks / Hawk Ridge.Deadly spikes in the burn.Ascending the south end of Mount Shanks through the open burn.Ascending the south end of Mount Shanks through the open burn.Ascending the south end of Mount Shanks through the open burn.Ascending the south end of Mount Shanks through the open burn.View back over the Simpson River to Split Peak.