"Bluff Ridge" is what I'm calling a ridge that rises to the west of Bluff Lake, about 20km SW from the little village of Tatla Lake on Hwy 20. It may have another name, but I don't know it.
Bluff Ridge on the right. My high point is little peak at left end. Whitesaddle and Blackhorn in the middle. Seen from Tatla Lk village.
After getting a glimpse of Middle Lake a few weeks ago, and seeing that Bluff Ridge looked feasible, I knew I wanted to go back for some better views. Even though BR is on the edge of the mountains, I figured if I could get up high somewhere on it I would be rewarded with spectacular views, including of Mt. Waddington. I wasn't disappointed!
I got prior permission to park on private property (that's alliteration!) and started making my way up the rocky, scrambly ridge. The route was about 3400feet over 4.5km, almost all on rock, and with lots of opportunities to use my hands. I had views almost the whole way.
About half way up...
Looking down on Bluff Lk. I love the reflection!
A fellow baldy took an interest in me.
Wadd shows up in the middle.
Blackhorn and Whitesaddle
Zoom on Outpost Pk and Mt Bell (R). (I could be wrong on these ones)
(L-R) Niut, Razorback, Mullen in the middle, Blackhorn, and edge of Whitesaddle
(L-R) Mullen, Blackhorn, Whitesaddle, Waddington
Hell Raving (R) and Flyshacker peaks.
A fisherman's paradise I suppose... Sapeye Lks, Horn Lk, Patterson Lk, and Tatla Lk all visible.
Pictures never do justice.
So much to see in the area, and a couple days here and there hardly scratches the surface. At any rate, I'm glad I was back in the Toyota before I saw this guy:
I did some other sightseeing while in the area.
Middle Lake looking toward Vetch Pk area:
Twist Lake looking at West Branch Pks and Projectile Mtn (I think)