Horton Hill and Ridge (600 m elev. gain)

Kona and Friend on Horton Ridge

Found a viewpoint between the trees and deadfall on Horton Ridge just past Horton Hill in early May. View up Lusk Creek valley with significant snow load still on peaks.

Grotto Mtn Hike (940 m elev. gain)

Kona on Grotto Mtn in late January

Kona at high point of hike up Grotto Mountain. Main summit in distance at far left. Didn’t meet anyone else on this route although parking lots at other trailheads were overflowing with vehicles on a Sunday during Covid.

Three Sisters from Grotto

Three Sisters are lined up across the Bow Valley.

Three Sisters from Grotto

Oil sketch of Three Sisters above clouds, view from Grotto Mountain.

Wasootch Ridge (715 m elev. gain)

Kona on Wasootch Ridge – Mt. Lorette

View along Wasootch Ridge to starting point about 5 km away. Mount Lorette and the Lorette-Skogan-McGillivray traverse across the Kananaskis River valley behind. Wasootch Peak at left. Early December just before a snowy and colder weather system is arriving.

Wasootch Creek from Ridge

View of our “exploratory” ascent route from Wasootch Creek about 5-6 km from the trail head.

Kona descending Wasootch Ridge

Another view of the long Wasootch Ridge. Barrier Lake Reservoir in distance with Mary Barclay’s Mountain to the left.

Wasootch Ridge tote bag

Wasootch Ridge printed tote bag – Western Silk by Karin