|Zosia, Ali and Asieh hike through a large cut block to start the trip. They would aim for the forested ridge at left.|
|The group grinds its way up the unrelentingly steep southern end of the ridge.|
|Mount Livingstone dominates the view to the southeast with Coffin Mountain also visible at distant right.|
The Livingstone River valley stretches away to the south in this view from the southern high point of the ridge.
The view to the southwest includes Monola Peak (left), Isola Peak (centre) and Monad Peak (partly obscured by Isola Peak).
|The group descends into a dip between the southern high point and the northern (true) high point of Mean Creek Ridge.|
|Ali and Asieh run into some deep unsupportive snow while descending the north side of the southern high point.|
|The group tries to ascertain the best route up the northern high point.|
Faced with unavoidable snow, Sonny forges ahead to climb the northern
Photo courtesy of Zosia Zgolak
|The group makes its way up a rocky slope.|
|From near the northern high point of Mean Creek Ridge, the view to the east includes Windy Peak (left), Mount Hornecker (right), and Saddle Mountain (far right).|
Ali, Asieh, Zosia and Sonny stand near the high point (2233 metres) of Mean Creek Ridge. Behind them is Plateau Mountain.
|Hailstone Butte to the north is still quite snowy.|
|Descending from the northern high point, the group aims for the open space to the left.|
|Ali, Asieh and Zosia descend the steep slopes west of the northern high point.|
|The group walks along the forestry trunk road to get to Ali's car.|
Distance: 5.6 kilometres
Round-Trip Time: 3 hours 57 minutes
Total Elevation Gain: 550 metres