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Indian Graves Ridge

I slept at the RR 940 winter closure gate the previous night, hoping the wind would cease a bit. But in the morning I found the wind was actually getting stronger and stronger. There was no way to start the same game again as the day before on Coffin Mountain, so I abandoned the thought of ascending Mt. Livingstone. Since it connects with Saddle Mtn, Mt. Hornecker, and Windy Peak, it makes perfect sense to do them together in a calm day. So I decided to drive back. Indian Graves Ridge is actually the smallest summit in this area, located easternmost. After coming down the “big hill” on Highway 532, the wind speed descreased significantly. So instead of just going home, I found myself parking at the west side of Willow Creek Bridge, and getting ready for this small summit. It’s well described in Mike Potter’s Ridgewalk in the Canadian Rockies.

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The first high point
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The first high point
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Hwy532
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Hwy532
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Teardrop Lake
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Teardrop Lake
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Hwy 532
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Hwy 532
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Willow Creek
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Willow Creek
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Indian Graves Ridge
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Indian Graves Ridge
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The ascending slope
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The ascending slope
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Panorama looking W from the ridge
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Panorama looking W from the ridge
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The first high point
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The foothills
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The first high point
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Panorama looking NE, from the first high point
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Panorama looking NE, from the first …
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The foothills
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The foothills
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Mt. Burke
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Mt. Burke
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Sentinel Peak
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Sentinel Peak
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Hailstone Butte
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Hailstone Butte
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At the summit
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At the summit
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It's treed...
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It's treed...
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A gentle hill near Hwy 532
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A gentle hill near Hwy 532
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More of Hwy 532
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More of Hwy 532
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