August 23 2016.
Lineham Ridge trailhead is at Lineham Creek Day Use, 26 km south of Highwood Pass. There is a 80 m climb from the parking before dropping down to the creek. Not good for the return when legs are tired. Follow the creek on the left, cairns and flagging. Cross over the creek to the right at a suitable point before crossing again to the left bank on some well placed logs. The trail is through the willows. Pass another cairn, although some small minded person had knocked it over in the week we were away. Then the fork to take up to the ridge is within 50m. As a side line Lee and I took the wrong ridge the week before. We thought the ridge was on our left at the creek and bushwhacked up. We did not realise are mistake until we saw the correct one at the top. We named it Mushroom Ridge due to all the mushrooms growing in the trees. Back to Lineham Ridge, which ascends through the trees for about 3km at a very easy grade. Once out of the trees the ridge starts to have rock out crops that I like to walk on and the ridge unfolds ahead. On the Gem Trek map it shows a mark above the col as a post. It is in fact a cairn. At the col the ridge turns into a steeper rocky scramble to the peak. At the peak if you walk of to the right Picklejar Lake is in view. Unless you want to return down the gully to the Picklejar Lakes trail and have a bike or car there, it is back the same way.
Distance return 16.4 km Time return 6:30 hrs ( inc 30 min lunch ) Elevation Accumulated gain 1145 m Elevation to Summit 0000m Summit height 2691 m