Junction Hill II
Our ascent of Junction Hill was a rehash of our 2004 trip except that we did the loop in reverse, ascending the SE Ridge and descending the South Ridge. The counterclockwise loop seemed to offer slightly better views.
After going up the lower slopes, we reach a ramp that leads to the southeast ridge.
Looking down the open slope. Coyote Hills in the foreground.
Almost on the ridge crest
Enjoyable ascent on open slopes
On the ridge
View of Mounts Strachan, Muir and McPhail on the left
False summit ahead
We get another glimpse of the false summit.
Looking back along the ridge
Both the false summit and the true summit (right) have cairns.
Looking northwest at unnamed peaks, including "Cat Creek Ridge" on the right
Dinah on the summit. Mount Head in the background.
Heading down to the south ridge
Crossing a rock field
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