Be sure to check out Bob's trip report
here. From L to R are Mount Coulthard, Andy Good Peak,
Mount Parrish, Chinook Peak and Mount McLaren. Dinah checks out the view from the next high point
north of Ironstone Lookout.
Bob and Dinah head up the road along
While Dinah checks her feet for ticks,
Bob chats with Fred, a telecommunications maintenance guy.
Fred took this photo of Bob, Dinah and
Sonny sitting on "Sarah's Bench".
"Sarah's Bench" is covered with love!
The telecommunications equipment can
be seen on the open ridge above.
A clearing in the forest affords this
grand view of peaks along the Continental Divide. At right is
Mount Coulthard, and at distant left is Mount Darrah.
Bob and Dinah hike past the remnants
of a forest fire near the top.
Dinah arrives at Ironstone Lookout
which coincidentally is also the high point (2071 metres) of
The lookout keeper (centre) invites
Dinah and Bob to take a look at the view from his front porch.
Dinah, Bob and Sonny pose on the
helipad of Ironstone Lookout. Crowsnest Mountain is visible in
Turtle Mountain's west face remains
unblemished (Frank Slide is on the other side).
Bluff Mountain lies to the northeast.
Willoughby Ridge stretches away to the
north. Crowsnest Mountain, Gould Dome and Ma Butte (McGillivray
Ridge) are all visible across the horizon.
The view to the northwest includes
Phillipps Peak and Mount Tecumseh.
Dinah and Bob enjoy the views to the
south while eating lunch on a concrete slab.
Bob and Dinah continue north to the
next high point along Willoughby Ridge.
Here is a look back at Ironstone
Distance: ~16.5 kilometres
Round-Trip Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Net Elevation Gain: 622 metres
From L to R are Mount Coulthard, Andy Good Peak, Mount Parrish, Chinook Peak and Mount McLaren.
Dinah checks out the view from the next high point north of Ironstone Lookout.