Crazy Carl and I had a window to get up a peak, so we took it before the smoke came back.


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First a few of the boys having fun. We bought the boys graduated cylinders and pipettes and they're
enjoying making potions with food colouring and 'doing science'.


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Making potions.


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Henry likes adding straws to the fountain. In this case, he's making a cool water sprayer using his beaker.


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Meanwhile, Walter is all about using chalk to make 'hand paint'.

The Wedge


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We took an early start to get some mountain time, even though Jim bailed on us. The colour on Mt Kidd
looked quite striking this morning as the sun was coming up.


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This was a cool orange mushroom that might be an orange fly agaric.


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Nice light on Limestone Mountain, a peak that Carl and I had done previously.


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Carl struggles a bit on the uphill due mostly to a lack of regular exercise, but he's a trooper and
kepy crushing it on this day.


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This was an early look at the northwest ridgeline on The Wedge, our route.


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Looking back to Mt Kidd, a peak I still need to summit.


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Carl does look a bit haggard now with no beard, per our friend Rene.


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Once we got out of the trees, the ridgeline hike was super scenic and enjoyable.


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Carl having chili.


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The top scree slope was definitely steeper with a lot of loose rock. We put on helmets and I felt
quite good doing so.


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Some of the scrambling on the route.


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Carl says this mountain is fun.


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From the northwest summit, the true summit is a bit further along the ridge, which was a really pretty
ridgewalk, although a bit skinny in places.


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Some of the steeper sections where Carl chose to go 'au cheval'.


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And on all fours.


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Ridge walk fun.


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Summit of The Wedge, looking towards Fisher Peak.


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And back to the Fortress and the Tower.

Look around from the peak of The Wedge



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Carl on the summit of the Wedge having a bite to eat.


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Some of the descent as we get back to the trail section.


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The top kilometre was a mix of loose rock on scree, ridge walk, and a bit of scrambling.


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A hoary marmot staring at me.


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Gorgeous forget-me-not.


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Graham tells me this is a 'death camas' - cool name but poisonous to livestock.


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I think this is delphinium or larkspur.


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A beautiful bubbling creek that we followed on the way up and down.

Garmin Connect data HERE with highlights on the data being 1100m elevation gain,
1600 cals burned, and 10km distance, meaning about a 22% average slope angle. Pretty steep! Return to picture index