Nameless (Eagle) Ridge

Trip Category: 
OT - Off-Trail Hiking
Interesting Facts: 

I have this unnamed outlier of Mist Mountain labelled "Eagle Ridge" on my Gaia basemap but most people call this after the name Gillean Daffern creatively dubbed it in her excellent guidebook on the area, "Nameless Ridge". We'll go with that. 

Technical Difficulty Level: 
3
Endurance Level: 
Med
YDS Class: 
Hiking
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, October 6, 2018

Despite being in the midst of the worst stretch of Fall weather I have ever experienced in the Rockies, the first day of the Thanksgiving long weekend was shaping up to be a stunner and Wietse and I were determined to take advantage of it somehow, some way. I have to be honest with you. I was SUPER depressed at the thought of snowshoeing so early in the season and even told Wietse that I wasn't interested in being part of anything like that. Roughly 5 minutes later we decided to snowshoe up "Eagle" or "Nameless" Ridge near Mist Mountain. cheeky I've always known this ridge as "Eagle" because that's how it was labeled on the maps I looked at, but apparently it's more appropriately known as "Nameless" due to an entry in Gillean Daffern's guidebook so that's what I'll call it here. I find it hilarious that considering all the unofficial "peaks" on my summit list, I finally have one that's unofficially, officially called, "Nameless". Bill Kerr decided to join us. My only caveat was that we needed to be back in YYC for my son's hockey game at 17:00, so we left the PC parking lot at the late hour of 07:30, assuming (correctly) that this is a fast, short outing even with snow.

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,485
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,153
Elevation Gain (m): 
650
Round Trip Time: 
4.00
Total Distance (km): 
6.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 1 : you fall, you're stupid
Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties. Your aunt Edna could do this one blindfolded - assuming you were yelling good directions at her. Some avy hazards with copious amounts of snow in the "right" conditions but none otherwise.