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Prairie Bluff
May 14, 2005
Castle Wilderness, Alberta

Prairie Bluff is an easy scramble that enjoys a long climbing season and colourful scenery. We started at the Victoria Peak trailhead and walked up the road to a side trail. We had no trouble following the trail to the summit. Instead of returning the same way, we went offtrail and came down the southeast ridge.

Postscript: Afterwards I realized the loop is best done counterclockwise instead of clockwise as we had done. By doing it clockwise you scramble up southeast and then hike down the road. For the clockwise route but a different start point see my 2013 trip.

KML and GPX Tracks


Prairie Bluff (right) from the road: trail begins on far left. We descended the ridge on the right.


We followed a faint path in the scree


The trail leads to the crest of the ridge


Victoria Peak on the right


The summit comes into view


Colorful unnamed ridge to the northwest


Windsor Mountain to the west


Looking back at the road and Mount Victoria from the summit


After summiting, we left the trail and headed down the SE ridge


We dropped down the slope on easy terrain


82 G/8 Beaver Mines

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