Be sure to check out Bob's trip report
here. Bob, Dinah and Sonny pose for a group photo on the
ridge with Sentinel Peak visible at distant right.
Iron Creek Ridge is visible in the distance beyond Bear Pond.
Iron Creek Ridge is on the right as Bob and Dinah arrive at the meadows
of the North Fork of Johnson Creek.
Bob and Dinah ascend grassy slopes.
Bob and Dinah follow the crest of the
ridge as best as they can.
2159-metre high point of Iron Creek Ridge, Dinah counts how many times
she had to remind Bob that it was her birthday two days ago.
Bob fiddles with his camera on the high point. Saddle Mountain is
visible on the right horizon.
Dinah photo-bombs Sonny's selfie on
the high point.
Hailstone Butte dominates the view to
The meadows of the North Fork of
Johnson Creek and Bear Pond are both evident to the southeast.
Bob and Dinah hike along the top of
Dinah and Bob are all smiles after
discovering a good game trail descending from the top of the ridge.
Bob and Dinah enjoy a well-deserved
lunch on a rocky knoll.
A number of the Iron Lakes are visible
from the rocky knoll.
Continuing their descent, Dinah and Bob head for the draw to the left to
pick up a well-worn path.
Bob built this cairn with flagging to
mark the trail that leads to the Iron Lakes.
Here is a last look at Iron Creek
Ridge (left) and the rocky knoll (centre) from Bear Pond.
Distance: 8.5 kilometres
Round-Trip Time: 5 hours 35 minutes
Net Elevation Gain: 416 metres
Bob, Dinah and Sonny pose for a group photo on the ridge with Sentinel Peak visible at distant right.