Prairie Bluff
May 14, 2005
Castle Wilderness, Alberta

Prairie Bluff is an easy scramble that enjoys a long climbing season and colorful scenery. We started at the VictorIa Peak trailhead and hiked 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 counterwise 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

We leave the trail and head down the SE ridge

We dropped down the slope on easy terrain

82 G/8 Beaver Mines

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