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Trip Report
Trip Date:
Trail hike
Trip name:
Horton hill and ridge 413572

What a gorgeous day for a hike. When we left the cars at 9.00am it was about +10c, but on return at 2.45pm a blistering +26c. In between we enjoyed a good hike up Horton Hill and along to the high point of Horton Ridge, a round trip distance of 8km with about 600m of elevation gain. There was no wind and negligible snow so our micro-spikes went unused. Fortunately most of the "trail' was in the shade or we would have fried.

Barbara and David walk along Horton Ridge. Note that this is a relatively good trail section.

But it did open up on several occasions to give good views of Barrier Lake and points south.

Barrier Lake from Horton Ridge

Conversation went everywhere but we stuck together on the rough trail helped by pink ribbons and various GPS's. Mine was loaded with a track from alltrails.com which I knew to be reliable and it was. There were a few occasions when this proved very useful, especially after the first summit with cairn, register and other goodies.

Inge with mask and Jim check the contents of the register box at the first cairn on Horton Ridge

We dined near the high point which also boasted a small register and cairn.

Ramblers near the top of Horton Ridge

Thanks to all the participants: Philip, Jim, Shirley, Margo, Inge, David, Sonja, Barbara from C&S David for making this such a relaxed and enjoyable trip.