Nihahi Ridge–June 10, 2012

After a week of wet, icky weather, I was a bit worried that we were going to have an unpleasant day on this short but steep hike.  Nihahi Ridge is a very popular hike that starts from the Little Elbow campground and very quickly gains 500-600m of elevation over about 9km.  It has the option of turning into a scramble (you can head all the way to Consolation Ridge if you wish), but we chose to keep it easier and leave the scramble out. 

Luckily for us, the weather held out and we only got a tiny sprinkling of rain!  The temperature was just perfect for the strenuous ascent.  Unfortunately freezing levels had dropped over the week, so we couldn’t make it all the way to the ridge due to some very slippery spring snow that had fallen.  Overall though, the views were great, especially up the Elbow River as above.  We all marvelled at how much snow Moose Mountain had accumulated in the week!  This was also my first hike with CORA as a fully-fledged organizer, so I was very happy it went well.

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