Wasootch Ridge Kananaskis

Wasootch Ridge to Summit

Wasootch Ridge to Summit

October 18th Friday

The parking for the trail for Wasootch Ridge Kananaskis is about 17 km up Hwy 40 on the left hand side and is sign posted.

Beware the trail starts at the same place as Old Baldy Pass which sets off to the left. Wasootch is not signed but is hidden behind trees straight ahead.

Wasootch Trail starts here

Wasootch Trail starts here

The first 15 to 20 minutes goes up at a steep gradient after  that the ridge appears as the trees thin out.It is straight forward from here on in,follow the trail.

Looking back at the first part of the ridge

Looking back at the first part of the ridge

Elevation is gained and lost the whole way but the views never stop.

View from about halfway the two peaks in the distance are your destination

View from about halfway the two peaks in the distance are your destination

We only went to the end of the official ridge walk,where the stone shelter is built. The far peak we left for a summer’s day with longer daylight and better conditions.

Distance 11.5 km    Elevation gain 1060 m      High piont 2160 m      Time 6 hrs

Download GPX http://willski.ca/trailheads/WasootchRidge.gpx

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