2016.11.05 | Three Cairns aka Etherington-Baril Ridge | 2125m (1645 TH) | 7.2km | 484m TA
A shorter one as Peter had a work shift for later in the day. Started right at first light (just after 8am) and it was pleasantly warm with warm breezes out of the west. A finer day in November than some 'summer' days we've had. The low angled light made for some interesting contrast in the photography.
The first 2.1 km is fairly flat, then a stiff climb on scree and fescue type terrain, a bit of scrambling, then quite a pleasant climb in semi open terrain with pines, rock and grasses to the summit.
At the summit the three cairns were somewhat scattered so we rebuilt them before an early lunch and head back down the way we had come (bypassing the scramblely rock in favour of the steep south slope).
A fine day out with lots of day left for putting up Christmas lights, walking Tessa and cooking a bunch of stuff for dinner and dehyrating for an upcoming trip.
© Clayton Ditzler