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.
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