Little Galatea Ridge

 

View of Little galatea from Burstall Day Use

 

July 9th 2018

Little Galatea Ridge is under the main Mt Galatea. It runs between Rummel lake trail and Chester lake. Today we could not go to Chester lake Trail due to a bear closure. The alternative was to come down an un-named creek to the High Rockies Trail which was open through to Chester Day Use area. We had to place a second car in the Burstall Day Use. Chester was closed off. See blog on Chester to Rummel.   http://willski.ca/chester-lake-to-rummel-lake/     We took off the Rummel Trail where we came out from the Chester to Rummel Hike. This time bush whacked up through the trees heading for the ridge. The going was steep and steeper once out of the trees. We were able to stay mostly on grass to the start of the ridge. From the ridge the first view of Rummel Lake appear. The ridge is wide enough not to course any exposure. There are two parts. One to a rocky first point then a slight down climb before a scree section to reach the summit. A nice amble down along grass before a plate rock descent to the forest. We eventually crossed the valley used in the other blog. Turned left down the valley and headed for the creek. We bush whacked to the creek by pushing to our right. When we hit the creek we were only a couple hundred meters from the H.R.T. and 2.5 Km back to Chester.

 

 

 

Little Galatea first sign of rocks

Lee on the start of the ridge of Little Galatea

Rummel lake

Lower right is the start of the ridge

Looking further up the ridge

Looking at the bottom of Galatea Ridge

Heading down to the Chester Lake side

Looking down at the plate rubble

Coming down through the plate rubble

Bridge across the creek HRT

 

Distance return 11.8 km Time return 5.5hrs hrs ( inc 30 min lunch ) Elevation Accumulated gain 955 m Elevation to Summit 877 m Summit height 2705 m

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