Lusk Ridge (Hunchback Hills)

Interesting Facts: 

If there are "interesting facts" about Lusk Ridge, I don't know of them.

Trip Category: 
OT - Off-Trail Hiking
Technical Difficulty Level: 
3
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
Hiking

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018

There isn't a ton to say about this hike to be honest with you. Phil and I were planning a much "sexier" peak for Friday, May the 4th (be with you), but due to lingering snow and uncertainty about the winds that were forecast, we changed our minds a few times and finally settled on an "easy" backup of Lusk Ridge / Hunchback Hills for the day. I'll let my photos do most of the talking on this trip report other than to say it was an enjoyable hike on a beautiful day, but not something that's likely done very often for good reason. blush

 


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Summit Elevation (ft): 
6,759
Elevation Gain (m): 
1050
Round Trip Time: 
8.50
Total Distance (km): 
22.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 1 : you fall, you're stupid
Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties other than some routefinding and choosing the right conditions (early or late season).