Hanneke had a rare opportunity to join me for a hike on Sunday, May 6th 2018 so I figured I should take advantage of that. I was determined not to make her wade through the knee deep snow drifts that I kept ending up in over the past few weeks and decided that surely Stony Ridge in the Highwood area of Kananaskis would be dry by now? Yeah...The past few weeks have seen me drive past Black Diamond and Longview a few times, including a solo jaunt up Three Cairns, Hell's Ridge and Mount Mann. Looking over towards Junction Hill and Bull Creek Hills, that area seemed pretty dry so I figured I'd give Stony Ridge a shot. The bonus was that I also hadn't had any ticks from this area yet - sort of surprising.
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