Lawson Ridge

Across the valley closer Lawson Ridge and behind Kent Ridge

A view from Grizzly Creek Ridge to Lawson Ridge

October 14th 2015

The middle of October and the weather is better than early August. Lawson Ridge trail head is found at the south end of the Spray Lakes road. The best way to travel there is from Hwy 40 and turn at the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park and then right onto Hwy 642 Smith Dorrien, Spray lakes Road. The gated entrance road is 3 km from the right turn to Hwy 642.The dam is 1.2 km at that point turn right over the outlet creek and follow the trail up through the woods. Views are few as you plod up the steep slope but eventually you are rewarded with views of the Kananaskis Lakes the Opal Range and Kent Ridge and beyond.

Lawson Ridge viewd from the start road

Lawson Ridge as viewed from the gated road to the dam

Water Flume on trail to Rawson Ridge -

Water Flume on trail to Lawson Ridge

Water flows in this section before dropping out into creek -

Water flows in this section before dropping out into creek –

Trees are thinning as we reach the ridge

Trees are thinning as we reach the ridge

 

Nice solid rock before the summit of Lawson ridge

Nice solid rock before the summit of Lawson ridge

No trees great views on the lawson ridge

No trees great views on the Lawson ridge .Summit  in distance

Lawson Ridge and summit

Lawson Ridge and summit

The group close to the top

The group close to the top

Ridge and Kananaskis Lakes

Ridge and Kananaskis Lakes

Looking back to the knoll before the drop into the col

Looking back to the knoll before the drop into the col

Lawson mountain and Kent Ridge

The real Lawson mountain and Kent Ridge left

 

Distance return 7.5 km Time return 4.30 hrs ( inc 30 min lunch ) Elevation Accumulated gain 795 m Elevation to Summit 780 m Summit height 22395 m

GPS Download

Google Earth – KML

Your Name:

Your Email Address:

Your Message:


Leave a Reply