2020-09-05 | Mt Kidd South | 2943m Max | 1559m TH | 16.0 km | 1738m TA | w/ Peter & David
Trailhead is Galatea lakes for 6:45, so after a late evening (housewarming at Dave & Linda Nixon) kitting up with a surprizing bounce in my step. I have a bacon wrapped fillet and a few beers to burn off! The valley trail is in great shape, very popular, and we cruised at a good clip before slowing to assess which drainage to ascend. We ended up descending the one I had picked to ascend, and I think we made the right choice choosing one more westerly to go up. More bush as the bottom of the descend gully, although it was the more scenic of the two. Soon we were snacking on currants, raspberries, strawberries, and occasional saskatoon and huckleberry in the drainage as we began to climb. As is the trend of late I soon found myself very last to route-find the best worst way over loose rocks to the ridge. The last bit of traverse on the ridge as a group was enjoyable easy scrambling over some blocky terrain. Great views greeted us from the summit with just a little smoky haze from BC wildfires (not much of that to contend with this season thankfully). After a short lunch we picked a different line to descend on talus and then steep vegetation that challenged one of my knees a little. Once on the main trail we made good time thru the masses to the trailhead.
© Clayton Ditzler