One of the higher points in the
Algoma District, but more importantly, it's considered a sacred
mountain by some. The unique thing about Batchawana Mountain is the
vertical drop from the top to bottom (valley) is 1200' feet, which
is one of the highest vertical drops of Ontario mountains.
Contrary to what
you read on the Internet, Batchawana Mountain is not 2140' high
(above sea level). Some inaccurate information on the Internet has Batchawana Mountain
mixed up with Griffin Mountain, of which Griffin is
actually 2140' and is located north-east of Batchawana Mountain.
My photo helps distinguish the difference between the two.
Look closely to the left and you will see the Fire tower on Griffin
Mountain. My GPS on the top of Griffin Mountain displayed
2140' for quite some time then finally settled at 2135'.
Batchawana Mountain is to the center-right and is lower in
elevation. The photo looks deceiving, because Griffin Mountain
is further back.