Sat, Jul 15 2017 - Heather Ridge Skoki Region (View Original Event Details)

Event Coordinator(s): Andra
Participants:Andra, Darlene S, Brent F, Sylvia(1) A., Leena S, annie, Alicia F, Jana Banana


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Write Up:
What a feast we were offered today as we hiked, scrambled and lazed around Heather Ridge and her surroundings. Again this Saturday we arrived at 8:15am at our trailhead parking lot to only one spot left, we grabbed that one and created another one down on the road side. We made quick time to the Halfway Hut where we took a few moments before aiming for Boulder Pass, Ptarmigan Lake and then our main destination of Heather Ridge. We took a more direct way up which was an easy scramble through a rock/scree/boulder field. It was not what I had expected our ascent to consist off. We worked together route finding and safely arrived at the top. The views were spectacular from the Ridge, the weather was ideal with some wind and no bugs. We found an easier way to descend and then meandered through the meadows and around Ptarmigan Lake. The wildflowers put on a prime showing. We lazed by the Lake for awhile, took in some last views then made good time down the long and winding road back to our vehicles. Thank you for joining in on making this a fun day in our mountain playground. Thank you Brent for helping with the driving. I hope to share trails with you all another time. Andra



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