Panorama from our turn-around point
Wasootch Ridge (attempt)
Up to a point Wasootch Ridge is a hike and according to the guide book, most people turn back well before reaching the summit. We ended up being among those that turned back.
We followed the ridge until it became unsafe to traverse because of a snow-covered drop. However, had I taken the route description with me, we probably could have continued to the summit, only 500 m away. Somewhere near our turn-around point it's possible to drop down and traverse to below the ridge almost to the summit. From there the ascent is easy. We must come back to do the summit.
Soon after starting, the ridge drops and twists a bit
The ridge was easy to follow
Lichen brightens up an otherwise dull gray rock
Great scenery makes this an enjoyable ridgewalk
Trees began to thin as we climbed higher
Still lots of snow at higher elevations
These cliffs are among the highlights of the ridge
We had to drop down from the crest here, but soon regained the ridge
When we got back on the crest, we found this pika waiting for us
This is as far as we got
I could see no way down
I checked the map, but what I needed was the route description!
It's a long way back
82 J/14 Spray Lakes Reservoir
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