Greenhill Ridge is a pretty short trip, and we could have made it even shorter had we driven further along the Grassy Mountain access road instead of starting the hike near the main highway. In any case, it was still a fun outing, and the mild weather had us thinking about spring and the promise of longer hikes to come.
Be sure to check out Bob's trip report
here. Crowsnest Mountain and Seven Sisters Mountain are
visible to the northwest. Dinah and Bob descend the south ridge. At
centre is the town of Blairmore while at right is Pass Powderkeg Ski
Bob and Dinah walk by one of the many
abandoned mining buildings in the area. This building houses
Crowsnest Mountain comes into view as
Bob and Dinah continue along the road.
Dinah leaves the road and marches up a
Dinah and Bob investigate an unworldly
blue artifact on the ground.
Here are the remains of a mine site on
Bob and Dinah hike up another old
road. Behind them is Bluff Mountain.
Bob and Dinah continue up the road
past a stand of aspen trees.
Bob, Dinah and Sonny share a laugh on
the 1780-metre high point of Greenhill Ridge.
Turtle Mountain dominates the view to
A skunk roams the open hillside.
Bob and Dinah pass by the same hoist
building on the way out.
Bob operates the hoist machinery.
Distance: 7.5 kilometres
Round-Trip Time: 3 hours 39 minutes
Net Elevation Gain: 469 metres
Crowsnest Mountain and Seven Sisters Mountain are visible to the northwest.
Dinah and Bob descend the south ridge. At centre is the town of Blairmore while at right is Pass Powderkeg Ski Resort.