|Today's GPS tracking points.|
|View of Whitehorse from one of the most northern ridges.|
Starting on the north side we had to climb about 200 m more in terms of elevation. That was well worth the effort: we ascended the ridge one intermediate summit after another, offering exquisite views and culminating in the highest summit on the south end.
One challenge was finding the up-track once the trail faded amongst the brush and many fallen trees. We were happy that Jeanne had loaded up a GPS track, so we could avoid backtracking as we meandered uphill. The bushwhacking and trail-finding was made more challenging by early season snow.
|The view of the south summit of Grey Mountain.|
We also got a fine view of the still snow-clad Mount Lorne.
Despite some threatening clouds we only got minimal rain on our final, steep descent on Money Shot. (To be sure, this seems to be typical sandbagging kind of name for a mountain bike trail.)
|Wendy and Jeanne head toward the south summit of Grey Mountain.|
In total, we ascended just over 700 m; a perfectly reasonable effort.
All in all a great day in the company of some very fine companions. Thanks Wendy and Jeanne!
|This image doesn't do the fall colours justice. The yellows really popped|
among the grey rocks and evergreens.
|Hard to capture the mood of this moment with a smart phone camera. |
Alas, it is what I got :) (with Yukon River)