Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles
I was up early at Magog campground.
This was the first campground cook house I’d seen open since the COVID-19 shutdown.
We had deer and elk hanging out. I assume they are looking for salt from hiker urine.
Not many do Windy Ridge from Magog as it’s a long day hike. We loved it.
Alpine meadows. Quite flat.
Windy Ridge looked pretty easy. None of us had been there before.
At the top we found a narrow ridge connecting a viewpoint.
We had a view over the other side we’d not seen yet.
Here’s the view back to Assiniboine.
Henry and Sam climbed up on to a sketchy nearby peak.
I messed around on the Cliff edge.
Jack’s knee was bothering him. He sat back and enjoyed the wild flowers.
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NEXT MORNING we flew out to Shark by Helicopter. Cost about CAD $185 one way.
The chopper only flies 3 days / week. Flying out fit our work schedules better. And hiking uphill is easier on the knees for many.
Here’s our last look at the big mountain.