Mount Hosmer (British Columbia)

Mount Hosmer (British Columbia)
Mount Hosmer
Elevation 2,500 m (8,202 ft)
Prominence 590 m (1,936 ft)
Location British Columbia, Canada
Range Front Ranges
Coordinates 49°37′N 115°00′W / 49.617°N 115°W / 49.617; -115
Topo map NTS 82G/11

Mount Hosmer is a mountain in the Rockies in British Columbia, Canada. It shares its name with the adjacent community of Hosmer, but its best-known elevation, a series of south-facing cliffs, can be seen from further down the Elk Valley in Fernie. The mountain is an upside down mountain, where the oldest part of the rock formation is near the top and the youngest is at the bottom.

Ghost Rider

The Ghost Rider is a shadow, particularly visible during summer evenings, that is cast on the central southern-facing cliff face of Mount Hosmer. The shadow, which closely resembles a figure on horseback followed by a second figure on foot, has become incorporated into local folk legend and become symbolic of the community of Fernie. The Fernie Ghostriders hockey team takes its name from this shadow. Neil Peart's autobiography, Ghost Rider, also owes its title to the shadow, seen by Peart on his cross-country motorcycle journey detailed in the memoir, although the title is also a play on Peart himself.

The Ghost Rider shadow should not be confused with the popular show Ghost Writer or Ghost Rider the Marvel comicbook.


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