Grizzly Ridge

Interesting Facts: 

Grizzly Ridge is one of two ridges running in a north-south direction parallel to eachother at the Highwood Pass area of Kananaskis Country. The other ridge, Highwood Ridge can be combined for a longer day trip. 

Trip Category: 
OT - Off-Trail Hiking
Technical Difficulty Level: 
5
Endurance Level: 
Med
YDS Class: 
Hiking
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018

After bailing on my original plans for the weekend thanks to an unstable weather forecast, I was sitting at home in front of my computer with a long face when my wife, Hanneke walked downstairs and said, "why don't we go for a hike instead"? Indeed. Why not go for a hike instead of moping around the house all day? The weather for Saturday was actually looking pretty decent and despite lingering smoke from BC wildfires, a hike sounded perfect. After some fast thinking (it was already around 09:00 at this point - I'd already done an 8km walk that morning too), we settled on Grizzly Ridge in the Highwood Pass area of Kananaskis as our hiking destination for the day. I thought that Grizzly Ridge was more of a hike than a scramble - I expected it to be similar to Pocaterra Ridge, if not easier, and Hann had hiked that with me in 2011 no problem so I figured this was the perfect choice for a short, last minute hike that would still burn some calories and give some exercise.

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,780
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,120
Elevation Gain (m): 
665
Round Trip Time: 
3.50
Total Distance (km): 
10.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

Pretty easy hiking and scrambling to this minor summit at the Highwood Pass area of Kananaskis Country.