Ptarmigan Ridge is one of the most scenic trails of know of in our local area; and probably one of two with the best reward to effort ratio when it comes to the scenics and views one gets. Our return stats are 18 km total distance and net elevation gain in the neighbourhood of 500 - 550 meters.
Eight hours spent on this outing includes lunch and other extended stops; most notably the one we stopped the mountain goats feeding, wandering, and butting a few heads.
Six of us made up of our group: Wilf, Wil, Bre-Ann, Karin, Jani, and myself.
Many thanks to all took part. Snow was good to walk on but required focus so one would not slip and slide down a few hundred feet towards rocks below, one had to be alert all times. One sketchy area where snow was hard with a thin layer of slippery semi-melted snow , microspikes were recommended.
Took more than 150 photos and videos... such a stunning photo-op day, with mostly sunny skies and warm temperaturs. And the flowers were out in force.
A limited set of photos of the total; they speak for themselves. The goats sighting were at the very end of the trail.
Start with a small Tarn near the Interpretation Center further down the mountain...
Information Board about the area
Mount Baker and the white beyond, our destination of the day....
Group picture @ end of parking lot..
Group Picture by Sign out Stand, ....
The hike.... starting with Table Mountain south side............and ending with parking lot, washroom facility.and the info board for Artist Point.