A quick report of the Augerpoint Traverse from last week – five days, four nights, westward from Paradise Meadows to Buttle Lake.
The route goes over Mt. Albert Edward & down the south-west ridge & then back up to Ruth Masters Lake, then up again to a ridge (with side trip up Augerpoint Mountain) leading to Jack Shark’s Augerpoint trail, down to Buttle Lake. Total distance about 35 km, cumulative elevation gain about 2000m.
Castlecrag in the misty morning, on the way up to Mt. Albert Edward
Moat Lake & Castlecrag
Heading up to the peak of Mt. Albert Edward
Many plants found only in the alpine:
Western anemone seedheads
Waterfall outflow from Ruth Masters Lake
Skim of ice on Ruth Masters Lake
Some uncommon plants at Ruth Masters Lake:
Mt. George V above Ruth Masters Lake
Mt. Regan & Mt. Albert Edward from Augerpoint Mountain
Bonsai on Augerpoint Trail ridge
Buttle Lake from top of Augerpoint Trail
Sunset on Augerpoint Trail ridge
Golden Hinde morning