|The group crosses a bridge over Vermilion River near the start of the trip.|
|A boardwalk aids travel through a marshy section near Ochre Spring.|
Marta arrives at one of the paint pots near Ochre Spring. Ochre Spring
Peak is partly visible through the trees.
Photo courtesy of Zosia Zgolak
|Steve, Marta and Zosia leave the trail and head for the avalanche gully.|
|During the ascent, the group finds better purchase while climbing up rubble on the edges of the lingering snow patches.|
|A hoary marmot stops to investigate the strangers invading its territory.|
|The group pushes up a seemingly interminable slope of loose rocks.|
|Marta climbs up the final slope before the top where Bob and Steve are already waiting.|
|Zosia follows Marta up the final slope.|
Zosia, Marta, Steve, Bob and Sonny stand on the summit of Ochre Spring Peak (2777 metres).
|Prominent mountains to the northwest include Mount Biddle, Hungabee Mountain, Deltaform Mountain, Mount Allen and Mount Temple.|
Mount Allen, Mount Perren, Mount Temple, Mount Little, Mount Fay, Quadra Mountain and Bident Mountain are all visible on the northern horizon.
|To the southeast, infamous Haffner Creek valley sits on the right while Stanley Peak and Mount Ball vie for attention at left.|
|The most striking mountain to the south is Foster Peak.|
The Rockwall and Mount Goodsir steal the show to the west.
|On the way down, the group tests a lingering snow patch to see if it is good for glissading.|
|The dirty streak in the snow slope is a section that slid after being triggered by Sonny further up.|
|Bob begins his glissade down the snow slope.|
|Glissading is a fast and fun way to lose a ton of elevation.|
|Zosia and Steve are content to walk down loose scree.|
|Marta dodges a few rocks while glissading in the avalanche gully.|
|Past any lingering snow patches, the group walks down the remainder of the avalanche gully.|
|A bear is spotted in a meadow near the bottom of the avalanche gully.|
|Vermilion Peak seemingly towers above the marshy section near Ochre Spring.|
Distance: 13.7 kilometres
Round-Trip Time: 9 hours 19 minutes
Net Elevation Gain: 1334 metres